The Window Project is proud to present its newest installation: Shabnam Piryaei’s dollhouse and Miriam’s Song. The installation will from dusk to dawn through Oct. 21.
About the installation:
Two of a series of three short poetry films, dollhouse and Miriam’s Song are each based on personal writings of the artist, who said her desire for the installation was to “unsettle” the audience by placing viewers in the path of their own gaze. “In dollhouse we are confronted with the devastating aftermath of war, and Miriam’s Song explores the resilience of children in circumstances of trauma and loneliness, particularly their use of imagination as a tool for endurance and escape,” Piryaei explained.
The films draw from Forugh Farrokhzad’s 1962 short documentary film “The House is Black,” and address the issues of war and its aftermath as well as physical and emotional abuse and drug abuse. “They were written at a time in which I was particularly pre-occupied with human vulnerability and the need for humans, no matter how scarred, or broken, or numbed, to ultimately be loved,” Piryaei said.
About the Artist:
Poet, playwright, artist and filmmaker Shabnam Piryaei was the recipient of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant 2011, the Elizabeth George Foundation Grant 2010 and the First Place winner of the Poets & Writers Amy Award for Poetry 2007. Her book, “ode to fragile,” is available from Plain View Press.
About the Window Project:
The Window Project is a curated new media installation space at the Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL) on the campus of Georgia State University. Launched in spring 2011, The Window Project consists of six high-definition projectors synchronized to create a rear-projection screen that stands over six feet high and 80 feet wide. To submit to DAEL’s The Window Project, contact Elizabeth Strickler at email@example.com.