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Workshop // Behzad Khosravi Noori - Five Seconds of Silence

  • Notam Sandakerveien 24D, Bygg F3 N-0473 Oslo (map)

The relationships between inside and outside, them and us, here and there are complex and multifaceted. Following on from his talk the previous evening, Behzad Khosravi-Noori will lead this workshop at Notam, that will use “metalogues” and “reenactments” as methods of investigation. The group will attempt to elaborate on this complexity to challenge the relationship between the actor and spectator, which creates a complication that could be both impalpable and disturbing.

Metalogues:  (Gregory Bateson's term for) an explanatory dialogue which in form, structure, or manner conveys something about the problem being discussed. Hence: any kind of conversation exhibiting this characteristic. - Oxford Dictionary


Behzad Khosravi-Noori (1976, Tehran) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm and Tehran. By using micro history as a method of exploration, his research based work investigates cultural phenomena and political representation within hyper-politicised time, place, and body within the realm contemporary art.  Khosravi-Noori graduated from the Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, with a Master in Motion Picture and a Master in Art in Public Realm at Konstfack University College of Art and Design, Stockholm. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at Konstfack within the department of Fine Art.

This workshop will be held together with the PRAKSIS residency group. There are an additional 7 places that can be reserved to participate. Please email office@praksisoslo.org with up to 100 words on your practice and why you would like to join the workshop.


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