SEE THE FUTURE a written response by Barry Kehoe

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

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

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"LUMINOSITY" Review in Experimental Conversations (October 2013)

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.


Luminosity @ Cork Film Centre Gallery (June 2013)

Luminosity’, the new exhibition by Dublin-based visual artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini, contains drawings, moving-image installations and sound.

This new body of work is made in response to the Cork Film Centre Gallery and its surroundings at the Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig. The work has been in process since mid-2012, and was completed during her residency at the Guesthouse, Cork, in April 2013.


Images from the Gallery: HERE

Launch: 3 p.m., Sunday June 09th
Exhibition running: June 09th - July 06th
The Cork Film Centre Gallery is located at Cork Film Centre, in the Gunpowder Mills Centre, Long Range, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

N.B. Opening at 3 p.m. Sunday 9th June. Will feature a projection performance by Pour Hosseini with live sound by Mick O’Shea.

"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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"Silences" in CRONOSFERA Festival (September 2012)

Silences (2011), has been selected for the international competition Visions from the Future 2012, CRONOSFERA Festival, Italy.

CRONOSFERA is a project about arts, sciences, science-fiction and sound visions, explored through the human perception of space-time and imagination.

The scrrenings will take place at Cronosfera Festival from 21 to 23 September 2012 in Cavatore - Alessandria.

More info HERE

Silences can be watched HERE