Mahboubifar.ir + Weibezahn.de

SEE DJERBA Site: Mosque Sidi Brahim

SEE DJERBA Houmt Souk 2019. Photo Tomasz Freda (36)
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Photos: Tomasz Freda, Mahshid Mahboubifar.

SEE DJERBA Project: لا تفرقوا / Do Not Disperse
Kinetic installation and digital transformation

MATERIALS / MEDIA / TECHNICS

analog overhead projector, magnet, iron sand,
camera, computer, software
digital projector

GUIDING INTEREST

Marc-André Weibezahn _ Email 16.9.2019: “In this collaboration with Mahshid Mahboubifar, each of us contributed one projection to create a site-specific narrative from analog and digital materials. The projections were shown on the Mosque Sidi Brahim in Houmt Souk, the main town of the Tunisian island Djerba, for the media art festival See Djerba 2019”. The phrase “لا تفرقوا — Do Not Disperse” is a part of a verse of the Quran, Surah Ale-Omran Ayaat 103.s. Mahshid Mahboubifar represents these words in a caligraphic style called “Kufic”, using iron sand, and applies it on an analog overhead projector. A swinging magnet moves the metallic particles over time, altering the structure of the pattern. Eventually, unpredictable shapes emerge from the trails of each individual “grain”. My digital projection is a reaction to, and a translation of what is happening to the sand scripture. A software observes and processes its structure constantly and draws a pattern from a set of digital “tiles” with geometric ornaments. At first, this pattern is very regular, but as the sand and the script changes, it gains more variety. Over time it comes to a very dynamic state which might even seem chaotic—but a closer look reveals that the designs of the tiles are still all connected.”

#Made in Djerba
#Context-conditioned

SEE DJERBA Team

Curators: Maher Meriah, Hela Doghri, Sofia Sol
Producer: Ahmed Chebbi, Mohammed
Accomplices: Maryam Bouaben, Yomna Hajrhouma

EXHIBITIONS Selection

2019 | Sharjah.uae, VANTAGE POINT SHARJAH 7
2019 | Tehran.ir, TEER ART FAIR
2019 | Bremen.de, WE MIGHT BE MANIFESTED
2018 | Shiraz.ir, PIRSOOK ART SPACE
2018 | Bremen.de, POET MIT FEDER UND SCHERE
2017 | Frankfurt.de, DAH PROJECT
2016 | Gyeonggi-do.kor, CICA MUSEUM
2015 | Rome,it, MUSEO DI ROMA IN TRASTEVERE, IRANIAN LIVING ROOM

FORMATION

Since 2017 | Bremen.de, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Studies of Digital Media
2009 – 2013 | Tehran.ir, Al-Zahra Art University, Visual Communication, BA

BIO

Lives and studies in Bremen.de
1991 | Born

LINKS

mmahboubifar.com

PHOTOS

Mahshid Mahboubifar