Raha Raissnia: Expanded Film Performances

Raha Raissnia: Expanded Film Performances

“Insisting on art's capacity for making the improbable into something possible." —Ana Folguera de la Camara

"[Raissnia's presentation] was an intense, reckless, and unforgettable evening." —BOMB

Tehran-born, Brooklyn-based artist Raha Raissnia presents an evening of expanded cinema performances that combine multiple projectors, screens and painted surfaces into intensely layered recreations of recorded images. Raissnia’s work hovers hauntingly between images as memory and darkly expressive abstraction. She uses her own drawings and paintings as starting points along with footage recorded on the streets of Tehran and New York. Raissnia often collaborates with major experimental composers in her performances, such as Aki Onda, Charles Curtis, John Zorn, and recently with sculptor/musician Panagiotis Mavridis, who designs and builds his own instruments. Their music deeply informs her performances. Raissnia’s films have shown at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Venice Biennale and many galleries and artist spaces.

In person: Raha Raissnia

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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MON 11/5
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff