Peephole, a Glimpse of video art in Iran

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Peephole Cinema Presents
A collection of videos showcasing Iranian artists.
The title
Hofreh is a Persian word for hole or cavity and can also mean eye socket.
Curated by Minoosh Zomorodinia
On view from December 3, 2019 – January 18, 2020
The Peephole Cinema in San Francisco is proud to present “Hofreh” a collection of videos
showcasing Iranian artists who live and work in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and
Khoramabad. The title of this show is a Persian word that translates to hole or cavity and
also applies to the word for eye socket. It’s a fitting title for works that respond to the
Peephole Cinema’s unique space: videos that loop inside a hole in a wall located street
side on a building in the Mission District. In this show the artists express challenges of
identity and gender and sometimes use their bodies as a natural set up to express the
power of fertility and love. Curated by Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist Minoosh
Zomorodinia this show brings together a collection of artists that are part of her extended
community. In these works there are references to loss and societal expectations. Loss of
the natural environment caused by urban development in Iran’s cities and the human
struggle as it relates to societal expectations on women. The later, causes many to leave
the country so they can live freely rather than satisfy their family’s demand or societies

Mirror Sky | 2019| Peephole, a Glimpse of video art in Iran | San Francisco

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