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Fundamentally my work deals with how man can obtain knowledge and gain experience from his environment. Within my practice this 'environment' is interpreted in broad and flexible terms resulting in explorations in my surroundings through video work. Setting up challenges between myself and my near surroundings, the scene is set of a 'lone individual' who engages with his surroundings as if for the first time, oblivious of their normal functioning; attempting to respond to them in a new way.
The video performance 'undressing without triggering a security light' documents an hour attempt to 'outsmart' a security light by undressing in front of it without being 'caught'. By moving slowly and carefully I attempt to proceed below the lamps detection threshold, remaining shrouded by the darkness of the night. As I fail and prepare for another attempt; the scene is lit elucidating the situation for the viewer, for were I to succeed nothing would be visible.
I am drawn to re-read the built environment, attempting to look at it on a physical phenomenological level whilst probing for possibilities that lie beyond common use, an attempt to find something completely new amongst all the things that have already been made. ©Kianoosh Motallebi 2007
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