Week 8: Behnaz Fatemi; born 1991 in Isfahan; studied painting at the University of Guilan (Rasht, Iran).
Her project for the Electric Room was themed around a combination of five concepts: “Coma”, “Lust”, “Rationality”, “Electricity”, and the color “Red”. An installation of four sculptures inspired by “The Thinker” (Auguste Rodin, circa 1904), “The Statue of Liberty” (Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, 1886), images and sculptures of “Tutankhamen” (Egyptian pharaoh, first millennium BC), and images of “Shiva” (a principal deity of Hinduism). A second installation of smaller ceramic works on a bed of rock salt (halite) and a number of drawings on paper and wooden boards were the other parts of the presentation.
This is a one-minute interview with Behnaz Fatemi about "Residue" at the former Electric Room. For more information and installation views, you can visit the exhibition's page here.