IRAN - ISRAEL . 2013
Video & Performance
Collaboration between Maya Smira & Samira H.
Iran-Israel video and live performance show two young female artists leaning onto each other, pushing and holding at the same time. One is from Iran and the other from Israel, nowadays enemy countries. The scene takes place in a deserted landscape, which is similar both to the Israeli & Iranian remote landscapes. The women uses their bodies to create a simple shape of a triangle which they tend to keep stable even when their bodies start to exhaust and shake. The artists try to manifest the interpersonal tension that is generated by their bodies, as well as the political situation. This feminine manifestation of coexistence, depicts how bodies interact with each other in a situation of dependance & conflict.
The durational live performance takes place simultaneously as the ongoing video projection.
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013Live performance
Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco, California
Disjecta Art Center, Portland, 2014Live performance
Disjecta Art Center
Experimental Film Festival Portland
Curated By Hanna Piper Burns
Video Projection at San Francisco Art Institute Tower