September 27 (Friday) - November 3 (Sunday)
South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA
Mishandled Archive By Tara Fatehi Irani Mishandled Archive grows out of a year-long process, in 2017, where Tara Fatehi Irani dispersed copies of her collection of family documents around the UK, Germany,
By Tara Fatehi Irani
Mishandled Archive grows out of a year-long process, in 2017, where Tara Fatehi Irani dispersed copies of her collection of family documents around the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine and Iran.
Every day, for 365 days, she placed a family photo, ID card, will, letter or obituary in an unexpected public place. Each document left behind inspired her to perform a spontaneous dance. Passers-by became audiences of these performances on-site and online.
The current installation brings together documents of these daily performances and immerses the viewer in photographs, dance scores and visual narratives inviting them to imagine alternative futures for those who appear in this archive.
Tara Fatehi Irani is a cross-disciplinary artist working with performance, visual arts, writing and media. Her work engages with mistranslated memories and unattended archives and is primarily concerned with the ephemeral interactions between memories, words, bodies and sites.
From theatres, galleries and deserted buildings in her hometown Tehran to the Royal Academy of Arts, RichMix, SPILL Festival and Chelsea Theatre in the UK, she has presented her work at several well-known and unconventional national and international venues.
Breakfast Preview: Sat 28 Sept 2019, 10.30am to 12noon
Live Performance: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 4pm Mirror Gallery
The live performance brings together movement, music and storytelling to invite audiences to imagine new futures for the people who appear in this archive. For more information click here.
The performance lasts approximately 1 hour
Main photograph by Jemima Yong