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Art For Lunch with Fereshteh Toosi

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022 12:00 p.m. - Fri., Jan. 21, 2022 1:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Join the Department of Visual Arts for ART FOR LUNCH with Fereshteh Toosi.

Fereshteh Toosi designs experiences that pose questions and foster animistic connections through encounter, exchange, and sensory inquiry. Their artwork often involves documentary processes, oral history, and archival research. These projects are augmented by audio, video, handmade electronics, and media transmissions. The live art events often take place outdoors in gardens, parks, and waterways. Immersive performances are produced in conjunction with small sculptures, short films, installations, scores, and poetry.

In 2021, Fereshteh participated in the Montréal/Miami New Narratives Lab hosted by the National Film Board of Canada, O Cinema, MUTEK, and FilmGate Interactive. They also earned a Knight New Work 2020 award for their project Oil Ancestors. Water Radio, a series of contemplative canoe and kayak outings, was supported by The Ellies Creator Award in 2018.

Fereshteh lives and works in El Portal, Florida on stolen lands still stewarded by the Miccosukee and Seminole people, and previously by the Calusa and Tequesta tribal bands. They are an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department of the College of Communication, , Architecture, and the Arts at Florida International University.

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Date ( Add to your Calendar)
Friday, January 21, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to Connect
Please register using the posted eventbrite link. Please note, the Zoom link will be in the Additional Information section at the bottom of your confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Lindsey French