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The Riptide

Directed by Nazanin Noroozi

“The Riptide” is a visual short story based on Super 8 movies that my father took in post-revolution Iran. In this short film, handmade cinema is used as a medium to transform personal and public archives into a narrative told by others addressing trauma and displacement. “The Riptide” consists of over 900 individually painted frames as means of re-imagining history, collective memory, and broken narratives. The found footage and images of forces of nature are manipulated multiple times to explore notions of failure, resistance, and longing. My interest in the archeology of technology results in borrowing elements and graphics of early computer games from the 1980s.

Artist bio: Nazanin Noroozi is a multimedia artist incorporating moving images, printmaking, and alternative photography processes to reflect on collective memory, displacement, and uncertainty. Noroozi’s work has been exhibited at the Immigrant Artist Biennial, Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, Prizm Art Fair, and Columbia University. She has received multiple awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Marabeth Cohen-Tyler Fellowship at Dieu Donne’, among others. She is an editor at large of Kaarnamaa, a Journal of Art History and Criticism and her work has been featured in diverse publications and platforms. Noroozi completed her MFA from Pratt Institute.

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Contemporary Video Art Exhibition - Presented by 12 Gates Arts and PAAFF

Contemporary Video Art Exhibition

An encore screening of some films featured in 12G & PAAFF’s 4th Annual Contemporary Video Art Exhibition on…