Han Nefkens Foundation Collection
13.01.2019 – 20.01.2019
Artist: Arash Nassiri
Place: Centre Pompidou-Metz
1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
Arash Nassiri is interested in the subjective reading of spaces and how the collective imaginary is shaped and represented. Drawing upon private utopias and distorted concepts, the artist refers to his films as little ‘embassies’ – autonomous spatial and temporal zones for personal memories and beliefs, shared fantasies and conspiracy theories fused together to produce fictional and somewhat hallucinatory visions. Rather than working towards a linear structure, in his films, Nassiri employs diverse vocabulary that he reconfigures with precision and embeds in the editing process. The works are comprised of found footage and other archival material which the artist then adapts using the latest IT developments within a range of documentary and cinematic genres to achieve different outcomes.