SOMA 300

Artist Talk Narratives of

Abstraction: Storytelling in

Digital Art

 5 p.m.


Join us tomorrow at 17:00 at SOMA 300 for an artist talk with Iranian-Canadian artist Sahar Homami. The talk will be moderated by Ali Moraly. The talk will begin by discussing the storytelling behind the exhibition, which is currently on view. The artists will then continue with conversations around the lingering trap of Self-Orientalism, creating art in times of crisis and activism in art. The talk is free and open to the public. 

Sahar Homami (they/she) is an audiovisual artist/programmer, calligrapher and researcher from Tehran, based in Berlin and Montreal. [IR-CA-DE]

Their background and approach are multidisciplinary and experimental, driven by combining art, technology, philosophy, and mysticism. Their artistic practice assumes different formats while maintaining a strong anchor on storytelling and real-time generative art, calling it live poetic cinema. Homami is invested in exploring altered states of consciousness through music and image. They strive to push the boundaries of perception and consciousness to expand our art of seeing, which spans knowledge, art, ethos and politics.

Ali Moraly is a violinist, composer, educator, writer and a podcaster, residing in Berlin. Born in Damascus - Syria, where he studied at the Higher institute of Music. He holds Masters degree from the University of Music and media in Karlsruhe-Germany (Musikhochschule) and was commissioned by documenta14 in Kassel, the theatre of Oldenburg and BACH fest in Tübingen. He performed in the middle-East, Europe and the United States. Former member of the West-Eastern DIVAN co-founded by Eduard Said (1935-2003) and Daniel Barenboim. He writes opinion pieces, treatises and reviews on arts and culture for various publications and platforms in the Arab world and beyond.

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