"Last Phase" and "Silences" in São Paulo/Brazil and Iowa/USA (October 2014)

"Last Phase" (2014) 1:56 Minutes HD- Ireland (top photo)  -  "Silences" (2011) 3 Minutes DSLR- Iran/Ireland (bottom photo)

“Last Phase” will play as part of EFS and Sessões do Udigrudi at Image and Sound Laboratory of State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 7:00 PM.

“Silences” will play as part of Experimental Short Films: BODY, SPECTACLE AND SPACE at The Middle East Institute Film Festival at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa 52803, USA. Wednesday 15th October 20 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

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"Wind Makes Waves" in Paldiski/ Estonia (August/ September 2014)

"Wind Makes Waves" installation - photo by Ulla Juske

“Tuul Teeb Laineid” (Wind Makes Waves) marks a first time collaboration between Ulla Juske, Hanna Piksarv, Atoosa Pour Hosseini and Sigrid Uibopuu. This new work is the culmination of the research and development undertaken by the artists during their stay in Paldiski from 19 – 30 August 2014. The four participating artists, each with a different background and discipline, collaborated in creating this sculptural installation in the Amandus Adamson Studio Museum yard. The installation is a direct response to their surrounding environment, furthermore they view exhibition making as a physical manifestation of the thought processes inspired from being present in a space.

The opening: Friday 29 August at 6 - Exhibition is running from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2014
More info: goo.gl/0IJff7

More info about the project: http://windmakeswaves.tumblr.com/

Here is the video documentationhttp://vimeo.com/104939153

This project is kindly supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Kuusakoski AS, Amandus Adamson Studio Museum, Paldiski Uhisgumnaasiu.

A written response in Art in the Contemporary World - See the Future (July 2014)

"Last Phase" Video/Sound installation, 1:56 minutes loop, HD, Ireland 2014  

Atoosa Pour Hosseini’s work Last Phase (2014) explores the horizon of a sea scape, the distant blue where sky and sea meet and the limitations of being one thing are another, sea or sky become confused by the diffusion of light. It is a video work where a small dark figure half submerged vanishes into a light-drenched ocean as the camera submerges and re-emerges from the claustrophobic waters. Importantly we get a glimpse of a coast line just for a second, a distant set of bleached hills far, far away. Formally the work plays with our ability to define this horizon as it is projected onto a translucent cloth so the image appears twice in two different scales, once on the cloth and again on the wall behind. There is also another textile, a dark cloth normally used for binding two pieces of textile together that interferes with the larger image on the back wall. This cloth creates another horizon line, an interference with the image that can be seen through the nearer projected image. The smaller piece of translucent cloth that first catches the projected image also has a thick grey bar across the top of the cloth keeping it rigid that also forms another horizon. The projection itself is creating its own shadows and so forms more horizon lines. The room becomes a series of horizons brought to life by the shadows that the projection generates. The ability to form a single point of perspective becomes troubled. The scene feels quite melancholic and the disappearance of the character is a narrative that is as unresolved as the attempt to define a true horizon. To sum up this peculiarity of distance and horizon it’s helpful to quote Rebecca Solnit who describes this blue of distance in her book A Field Guide to Getting Lost:

“…the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the colour blue.”

By Barry Kehoe 
Read the entire article HERE
Documentation of Last Phase HERE

"Last Phase" National College of Art and Design, Dublin (June 2014)

"Last Phase" as part of "Recollections" research project, Video/ Sound installation, Ireland 2014. Photo by Rouzbeh Rashidi

13 June at 5 Opening Night for the Masters in Fine Art and Masters in Art in the Digital World Exhibition.
The exhibition continues until Sunday 22nd of June. Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10am to 8pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.

More info and how to get there HERE

Seesound 2013 at CFC Gallery (October 2013)

"Seesound 2013" Performance still, mixed media installation. Photo by Dean Kavanagh 

"Seesound 2013" Collaboration with Strange Attractor (Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea, David Stalling) in association with Indie Cork Festival.

Documentation of event: HERE

"LUMINOSITY" Review in Experimental Conversations (October 2013)

Drawing, Charcoal on Fabriano paper, H 120 x W 200 cm, (2012)

"Luminosity" Review by Maximilian Le Cain has been published in The Autumn 2013 edition of Experimental Conversations Magazine.

Experimental Conversations is Cork Film Centre’s online journal of experimental film, art cinema and video art.


"Latitude" at The Guesthouse, Cork (April 2013)

Latitude is a one-off audio-visual performance by The Guesthouse's current artist in residence, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, and sound artist Mick O'Shea. Pour Hosseini works with the notion of drawing and how it can be used in the moving image. She will present a multimedia experience involving multiple, often superimposed projections of her videos and also incorporating hand-made filters and other objects. O'Shea's sound will respond to this, creating a dialogue between the two performers based on improvisational impulses.

Saturday 20th April at 6pm, The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork

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