Iran Heritage Foundation and the Courtauld
Institute, in association with independent
curator Vali Mahlouji.
Deyhim will present a mix of her recent and earlier works with media
stage production, performance and vocal clips. Her conversation will touch on her
strong sense of cultural rootedness while pushing the boundaries of the
expected and inventing the familiar in the unexpected.
Sussan Deyhim is an Iranian American
composer, vocalist, performance artist and activist. Internationally known for her
invention of a unique sonic/vocal language, Deyhim performed her
ground-breaking, experimental operatic work at La Mama and the Brooklyn Academy
of Music in the 1980s in New York. As a young teenager, she joined the Iranian
National Ballet Company and studied with Iranian master folk musicians and
dancers before winning a coveted admission into the Bejart Ballet in 1976. Her wide range of vocal and performance
projects include collaborations with Shirin Neshat, U2, and Richard Horowitz,
among others. Her solo exhibition, ‘Dawn of the Cold Season’, was supported by
the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency Fellowship in 2015 while her acclaimed The House is Black Media Project, inspired
by Forough Farrokhzad’s poetry and life, was premiered that same year
at CAP/UCLA Royal Hall. She is currently working on a sonic visual installation
called ‘Forbidden Echoes’.
House is Black Media Stage Production
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