ARTE & PERFORMATA/Actions + Projects

square_lanc IMG_0765My artistic, photographic, performative and conceptual works use the registers and the parameters unique to the mediums to allow for new fashionings of the world and of reality. From the single image to multi-image narratives and bookstills, from the tools and materials used to the modes of production, dissemination and exhibition, the engagements with the formal, structural and stylistic underpinnings of artistic and photographic practice dismantle categories and overcome conventional genres and projects.

These creations and explorations often fuse mediums and genres to create new ones, fashion new forms, launch new discursive practices, incite the formation of new fields and terrains of searching, researching and explorations, and constantly verge towards new disciplinary formations. Always considering sites and non-sites, circulations, fabrications, modalities of actions and non-actions, the forms of interactions between all the players, the institutions, the organizations, the organs, in effect, of construction and transformation. Conceiving and implementing artworks while always interrogating and engaging critically with the modality of presentation, the nature of the object, the history and legacy of exhibitions, the nature of coming in to the world, the legacy of the canons, the various fetishisms, the commodification, the valuation. Considering then, the economy of the trace… Starting at the beginning, too. At the moment of the tracing. The conception of the tracing. The consciousness of the conception of the tracing.

The photographic body of work is not only about the creation of a narrative about different places, but involved in different types of approaches to image/photo creation, fashioning new paradigms, exploring the unique parameters of the form and its multifarious relationships with reality. Each instance of the photographic venture (they can occur simultaneously) puts into motion queries, research, an adventure of sorts. The overall oeuvre constitutes a theory in motion, a discourse in constant search of the possibilities of photography in relation to its own history and those of image-making and writing in general. Photography becomes a unique language, a system of scriptural intervention, a critique of and meditation on ways of seeing, ways of knowing, and the very poetics of leaving traces – of graphism – itself.

Works:

A Man Among You is

Alla

Anagraphika

Book/Stills & Play/Book

Calle21

Camino de Noche

Cinco Schizo

Conceptual Conceptualism

Crash the Party Rock the Boat

Dusk’s Ether with Ashes

El Nino que se Bana en la Calle

Efemerata

Fotonameh

Guadalahoras

How He Tells

If One Day in Your Neighborhood

Komak

La Negretta

LastSnap

Le Chaise (Yes, Le)

Loafapalooza

Manos de Zona

Musies

PoCa PhoSo, The Post-Cameric Photographic Society

Phroems

ROK Unleashed

SoloS

SoPra ReCa

That

The American in Paris is an Iranian in New York

The Admiral is Still Standing and Still Pointing his Finger

The Complete NothingDoings

The Generals on the Roof

Zona|Still

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  • The Admiral Is Still Standing and Still Pointing His Finger (And Still Thinking He’s All That) (In ‘La Zona: In Still’)
  • Allá (in Fotonama or Photodivan)
  • Alefa Desenata, [cultural design project, hosted online, Artists Unite, 2008-09]
  • The American in Paris is an Iranian in New York (Still) [Scriptage and a.p.e.l.s, a seven hour performative action, and writing action through the streets of Paris and in/around significant monuments (Mouffetard neighborhood, Arènes de lutèce, bouquinistes, Notre Dame, Métro) ending at the art space CentQuatre, within “Paris en toutes lettres festival” and with simultaneous occurrences at the NoMAA Art Gallery within the “Artstroll festival” in Northern Manhattan, June 12, 2010]
  • Anagraphiká, finissage, Nelson Hancock Gallery, New York, spring/summer 2008
  • Le Chaise (Yes, Le) {The CAPP}
  • Cinco Schizo (The Portable Open Epic, kantô IV), bassadiga in “Baroquissimo Festival”, Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Mexico, April 2010
  • The Complete NothingDoings
  • Calle 21
  • Camino de Noche (ShabWalk)
  • ConCon: Conceptual Conceptualism [Theory/History/Practice (+ Perversions and BS)]
  • Crash the Party Rock the Boat
  • Dusk’s Ether with Ashes [(The Portable Open Epic), “Engendered Festival”, Halvai Gallery Soho, New York, July 2009]
  • Efemerata [finissage, Nelson Hancock Gallery, New York, spring/summer 2008]
  • El Niño que se Bana en la Calle
  • Fotonama
  • The Generals on the Roof [(The Portable Open Epic), scriptage and performative reading and writing actions; took place at ten different ‘textspots’ in streets of Dumbo, “Dumbo Arts Festival”, New York, September 25, 2010]
  • Guadaenhoras (in Fotonama or Photodivan)
  • How He Tells [Litstill and closing readation, in “Immigrant, The Exhibition”, NoMAA Art Gallery, New York, September 28-November 19, 2010]
  • If One Day in Your Neighborhood [(in Fotonama or Photodivan)]
  • Kômák, in Artists Unite “Projection Show” series, Outdoor Projection unto the Coliseum Theatre, New York, December 29, 2009
  • Loafapalooza. Includes, Eloge du brouillon, In Praise of Idleness and La Gloria del Quit
  • A Man Among You (The Portable Open Epic), in “Uncomun Festival”, Public Assembly, New York, September 2008
  • Manos de Zona (In La Zona: In Still)
  • The Musies
  • PoCaPhoSo, The Post-Cameric Photographic Society
  • Phroems (in Fotonama or Photodivan)
  • The ROK Unleashed (Scrolls, Sound pieces etc.)
  • SoloS (Solo) Photography, Performance, Bookstills, Aleas, and fragments from The Portable Open Epic, Nelson Hancock Gallery, New York, summer 2008
  • Zona|Still Rastros de
  • That
  • SoPra ReCa