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Shirin Neshat

28sep11:0021:0011:00 - 21:00(GMT+02:00) TrackCultureShirin NeshatThe European premiere of The Fury - a 360 video by highly acclaimed Iranian artist Shirin Neshat. 7 Add to favorites

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The Fury

For VAF 2023 Viborg Kunsthal proudly presents the European premiere of The Fury – an exhibition consisting of a two-channel video installation and a never-before-seen 360 video by highly acclaimed Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.

International video artist Shirin Neshat has roots in two cultures: the Iranian, which she left at a very young age, and the American, having formed the physical framework of her life. Her new work, The Fury, consists of a Virtual Reality work produced for Viborg Kunsthal in collaboration with Khora Contemporary and The Animation Workshop. The work is presented as part of the Viborg Animation Festival 2023.

The Fury is a chaotic and fantastic mix of cinematic real time, flashbacks and dream visions, where Neshat uses music and dance to process and convey the trauma of the protagonist. The work depicts an Iranian woman obsessively dancing an erotic dance to beautiful Persian music in the privacy of her small apartment and out onto the streets of New York. The more she dances, the more she falls into a trance, as if there were nothing between her body and the music.

The work explores how VR can expand and amplify the characteristically exotic, breathtaking, and at the same time completely unfreezing imagery characterizing Neshat’s works. Neshat’s cinematic works often contain a desire to involve the viewer both physically and emotionally, and the new VR work further contributes to this.

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(Thursday) 11:00 - 21:00(GMT+02:00)


The exhibition is supported by:

The Danish Arts Foundation

The Obel Family Foundation

The Augustinus Foundation

Viborg Animation Festival

Viborg municipality

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