Performing Arts
UNBOUND #5
SHIRIN NESHAT/SUSSAN DEYHIM/SHOJA AZARI/GHASEM EBRAHIMIAN
LOGIC OF THE BIRDS
WORLD PREMIERE


THURSDAY-SUNDAY,
JUNE 20-23, 2002,
8 PM

$24 ($20 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM


UNBOUND
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Listen to Sussan Deyhim




Logic of the Birds is a new performance-film installation work by Iranian-born visual-media artist Shirin Neshat and Iranian-American experimental vocalist Sussan Deyhim that explores the mystical and ancient roots of Iranian society and its modern adaptations. Working in collaboration with writer Shoja Azari and cinematographer Ghasem Ebrahimian, Neshat and Deyhim have created a work that embraces texts from Sufi poetry of the Islamic Renaissance and skillfully combines the sensuality of cinema, the otherworldly extended vocal journey of Deyhim's music, and the dramatic poetics of theater. Co-commissioned by the Walker, the work centers on the experimental vocal soundscapes performed live by Deyhim and the film and physical installation by Neshat. The artists blur the lines between live performance, film, theater, electronic sound, and acoustic vocal work. Premiering in conjunction with a Walker exhibition of Neshat's work opening in June 2002.
For more information on the recordings of Sussan Deyhim, please go to www.crammed.be/sussandeyhim/.

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