An in-person screening-performance by award-winning Iranian artist, Maryam Tafakory, whose textual and filmic collages interweave poetry, documentary, archival, and found material.
“To the outsiders, the bystanders, the virtual onlookers, to the disaster capitalist, the hopeless, the failed revolutionist—from wherever you are standing, come a step closer and listen as we try to rewind, to fast forward, to pause, to look away…”
Maryam Tafakory is an Iranian artist filmmaker whose textual and filmic collages interweave poetry, documentary, archival, and found material. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at MoMA Doc Fortnight; IFFR Rotterdam; ICA London; True/False; Pergamon Museum; M HKA; and Anthology Film Archives. She has received several awards including the Ammodo Tiger Short at 51st IFFR, Gold Hugo Award at 58th Chicago International Film Festival, Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award at 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film at 70th Melbourne International Film Festival, the Jury Prize at Documenta Madrid, and the Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente. She was awarded the Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence (NY) in 2019, and she received a MacDowell Fellowship in 2022.
Nazarbazi (2022), Monographs (2018) segment “Irani Bag”, Irani bag (2018), I Have Sinned a Rapturous Sin (2018), Absent Wound (2017), Poem and Stone (2015), Fragments of a Letter to a Child Unborn (2015), Taklif (2014), (selection) I Was Five When I Became a Woman (2014)