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In Conversation with the Aftab Committee
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00-7:00pm
latela gallery [info]
     

 

Salton Sublime

August 2017, Miami Independent Film Festival, (MINDIE) Miami, FL and Online

 
     
     

I was delighted to have my multimedia project Salton Sublime included at the Soundpedro cultural event.

 

JUNE 3, 2017

Angels Gate Cultural Center

San Pedro, CA 90731


soundpedro.org

   

Salton Sublime meditates on the meaning of sublime today in the midst of massive environmental degradation.  The Salton Sea in southern California brings a whole new meaning to the sublime as it contains both the awe-inspiring possibilities of a spiritual experience as well as terror and abject fear - especially of death.  This project is a remnant of that same heritage of sublime art that seeks to engage the beauty and the terrifying danger of nature while examining both our reliance on and abuse of nature... it asks, what is ultimately left of the sublime? Can we inspire awe from terror?

   
     
 

An extremely enjoyable event was had by all who attended Peter Sellars' talk on April 25 [video][info]

     
  L.A. Times Festival of Books, Book signing at the Farhang Foundation's Booth on Saturday April 22, [info]
   
 
 

MY MOST RECENT BOOK IS A GOLD MEDAL WINNER FROM INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD (IPPY)!!!

AVAILABLE IN BOOK, KINDLE, AND AUDIOBOOK FORMATS HERE!!

 

     
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  Interview with Dean George Van Den Abbeele
   

 

     

FUZUL, Audio story in Zoya Sardashti’s curated The Future of Iranian Theatre, Curative Archive 2016 [info]
     
  Keynote Speaker, Festival of the Arts 2017: April 5-9, Cal State University, Sacramento [info]
     
 

Annual AES Conference: "Exposure", Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1, 2017, Stanford University [info]

     
  TO ACCESS MY MARCH 9, 2017 ARTICLE IN THE GERMAN EDITION OF Le Monde diplomatique CLICK HERE
     
  READ MY FEBRUARY 21, 2017 LRB BLOG POSTING HERE

Photo: Roxanne Varzi, Salton Sea, California

 

Salton Sublime

(2017, Premiere)
Audiovisual Installation

5 and 12 February 2017, 2pm - 9pm

OHRENHOCH Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 
     
     
 
Media Festival, CAMRA AT PENN, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017
Panelist on Experimental Methods in Ethnographic Research
Screening of Salton Sublime at Off-Screen Festival [info]
     
 
Pannelist on "Engaging Iran" conference.
October 21, 2016 [info]
San Jose State University
     

 

   
 

Book Reading and Signing at the Book Culture Book Store

August 24, 2016 [info]

450 Columbus Ave., New York, New York

 

   

 

   
 

Book Reading and Signing at the Elliot Bay Book Company

June 20, 2016 [info]

1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

   

 

     
BOOKS COMBINED   

Biographical Essay: Persia is my Heart, January 2016, [info]

     

 

   
 

Book Reading and Signing at Pages Bookshop

December 15, 2015

19560 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48223 [info]

   

 

     
 

"Iran nuclear deal offers flicker of hope to Persians in Southern California", Interview for the article, JULY 22, 2015 [info]

     

 

     
  “Fictive Truths” Aeon Magazine of Ideas and Culture, June 2015 [info]
     

 

     
  “Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between” Savage Minds, Anthropology blog [info]
     
 
     
 

“Keeping it Reel: ‘Reality’s’ Role in the Production and Reception of

Independent Iranian Cinema” Film International Volume 12 no. 3 [info]

     

 

   
Impolite Conversations, meta-ethno-non/fictional representation of the conversations; An online web series by John Jackson Jr. and Cora Daniels, November 25, 2014 [info]

Impolite Conversations

 
   
 
   

Pictura Poesis: The interplay of poetry, image and ethnography in Forough Farrokhzad’s The House is Black, vol 18, issue 9/Sept 2014 [info]

 
   

 

     
 

ANTHROPOLOGIES NUMÉRIQUES / 2ND EDITION, Le Cube, Paris,

March 19-20, 2014 [info]

     

 

     
  Media Festival, CAMRA AT PENN, Philadelphia, Sunday March 2, 2014 [info]
     
 
     
  Performing Iran Conference, February 22, 2014 [info]
     

 

     
   
Spaces for the Future: Religion in Urban Place-making group member since 2014 [info]
     

 

     
 

Facing the Future: The Artistic and Diasporic Afterlife of the Iran-Iraq War,

Anthropology of the Middle East,

Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2013, pp. 40-62(23)

[info]

     

 

     
 

Iran Art & Discourse, Oct 26, 2013,

Asia Society, NYC, [info]

     
 
     
 

Noor Iranian Film Festival,

Oct 18-24, 2013 Los Angeles [info]

     
 
     
 

"Whole World Blind", online sound installation

and accompanying essay,

Public Books, April 2013

     
 
     
 

The Whole World Blind, Ethnographic Terminalia at SOMArts,

In collaboration with American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2012 San Francisco, CA

     

 

     
  January 25, 2012, 9:30 PM PST Roxanne Varzi at Soundwalk and other projects[info]
     

 

     
  December 16, 2012 Berlin: Sound performance and Talk @ Project Uqbar
     

 

     
  My documentary film "Plastic Flowers Never Die" is distributed through DER
     

 

 
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