MFA Alum Azin Feizabadi to Perform Film Reading at Microscope Gallery

Uchronia: A Film Reading

September 8, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Microscope Gallery

1329 Willoughby Ave #2B, Brooklyn, New York, 11237

This program is presented in partnership with Microscope Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Fellow Travelers (Opening Reception) at apexart.

German-Iranian filmmaker Azin Feizabadi will perform a Film Reading that stages his forthcoming film as an intimate lecture-performance. In this performance, Azin will read from the script of UCHRONIA while screening selected scenes, sounds, and passages from the film. A contemporary interpretation of the ancient middle eastern love saga of Layla & Majnun, UCHRONIA depicts two disembodied, Dark Matter aliens emigrating from the furthest parts of the universe to planet 52°N,13°E: Berlin in Germany. Earth offers the opportunity to incarnate into human bodies, dangling the promise of finally realizing the union they have traveled so far to achieve. But the bodies they have chosen are freighted with their own physical, social, and philosophical baggage, deferring the consummation of their love and entangling them in a series of terrestrial problems they struggle to understand. UCHRONIA is a feature length fiction/documentary film, which went into production in 2015 and has a release date set for January 2018.

Azin Feizabadi is an Iranian-born, Berlin-based filmmaker and visual artist. He has exhibited, screened, and staged his work at The Guggenheim Museum NYC, Sharjah Biennial UAE, Queens Museum NYC, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater am Marienbad Freiburg, Poznan Biennial Poland, Museum Ostwall Dortmund U, Optica centre d’art contemporain Montreal, Framer Framed Amsterdam, and ICA London, among many others. His filmography includes works such the feature-length videofilm CRYPTOMNESIA, which premiered in 2014 at RWE Kino Museum Ostwall Dortmund; the short film CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS, which premiered in 2012 at Berlinale Forum Expanded; and THE NEGOTIATION (in collaboration with Kaya Behkalam) that premiered at House of World Cultures Berlin in 2010.

Special thanks to Microscope Gallery. Since 2010, Microscope Gallery has been dedicated to presenting the works of artists, from the emerging to pioneers of their art forms, whose practice includes moving image, sound, performance, and digital art both through regular exhibitions and a weekly series of screenings, performances, lectures, readings, and other events.

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