The Iranian-born, US-based artist presents a new body of work — including 3D sculptures, text, moving image and a public research program in a reading room and online public archive — as part of an ongoing activism practice concerned with “Digital Colonialism and ‘re-Figuring’ as a Feminism and activism practice”.
Launching alongside Allahyari’s one year research residency at Eyebeam, the show explores “forgotten, misrepresented, and suppressed histories and narratives” in “dark goddesses, monstrous, and djinn female figures of Middle-Eastern origin”. In moving beyond a binary view of “West vs Islam”, the focus of She Who Sees the Unknown is on magic and poetic-speculative storytelling, re-appropriation of traditional mythologies, collaging, meshing, scanning, and archiving.
See the Transfer Gallery website for details.**