Afsaneh Modiramani | "On Edge": Electric Room 48/50
A presentaion of hand-woven fabrics of artist's design and drawings
Dastan is pleased to announce “On Edge”, a presentation of handwoven fabrics and drawings by Afsaneh Modiramani at Electric Room. The installation will be open to public view from August 31 to September 5, 2018.
Afsaneh Modiramani was born In Tehran, where she currently lives and works. She studied Handicrafts of Iran at the University of Fine Arts in Isfahan. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of textile design.
Elaborating on the current presentation, the artist writes: “The long journey of weaving, from start to finish, is in parallel to the life of the weaver. When I weave with repeating a continuous motion and sound in silence, it seems that I connect the present time in my life to a distant past and also to humans who entrusted me with the task of preserving and continuing this art; no matter where I belong on the earth, weaving as ritual is like describing body something between machine and flesh. And like a golden ticket to make a magical journey for me. A trip to an unknown place is, moving from the pattern to a improvise art work and then continue back to the pattern and color. In this journey, I use different fibers, either natural or mad, in different colors and materials Such as cotton, wood, silk, fabric scraps or even strings of metal, improvisatory. By combining a continuous machine-like motion, along with creativity and improvisation, I notice an amazing sense of standing in the middle of one way or the edge, so I cannot choose them separately.”