LYNETTE WALLWORTH - Damavand Mountain
An exhibition by Lighthouse for Brighton Festival 2011
7 May 2011 - 9 June 2011
An immersive film installation that delivers you to the heart of Iran.
Invisible forces shape the lives of a short-lived poppy flower, a weather-beaten woman and a snow-covered mountain. A poetic and unobtrusive exploration of the global and governmental forces that shape the lives of those in Iran and around the world
Lighthouse were pleased to present two major installations by Australian artist, Lynette Wallworth in partnership with the Brighton Festival 2011 and the University of Brighton.
Damavand Mountain is an elegant work made from footage obtained by Wallworth during a residency in a small Iranian mountain village, Poloor, north-east of Tehran. A series of images track the cycle of a short lived poppy flower, a woman and a snow covered mountain. The movements of the flowers petals, the woman’s chador and the clouds suggest the impact of invisible forces that shape them daily. Their adjustments to the changing environment evoke a sense of endurance in human nature and nature itself. Through this series of visual metaphors Damavand Mountain presents a poetic and unobtrusive exploration of the global and governmental forces that shape the lives of those in Iran and around the world.
The work is exhibited alongside the immersive installation, Evolution of Fearlessness.
Dates: 7 May 2011 – 9 June 2011
Venue: University of Brighton Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton
Presented at the University of Brighton galleries in partnership with Brighton Festival.
Curated by Lighthouse.
Produced by Forma.
Commissioned by New Crowned Hope.
Supported by Arts Council England
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