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Mirage evokes a desert landscape but it is the cinematic image itself that is the mirage. Working with the material textures of Super-8 film, Mirage presents two visual planes: the captured image and the surface of the film strip itself. The relationship between these is as much one of conflict as mutual support.  Featuring locations in Ireland and Iran, the film draws links between the landscapes of both countries, blurring the divisions between the two and collapsing these further into a more cosmic, hallucinogenic visual. Mirage then uses rhythm and beats to denote time and movement, evoking the experience of a journey and the transition between these two cultures and lands. 

MediumSuper 8 mm
DimensionsDuration: 3min.30 min
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4254
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Mirage, 2015, Super 8 mm, Duration: 3min.30 min, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Atoosa Pour Hosseini

Atoosa  Pour  Hosseini (b. Tehran, Iran 1981) is an artist-filmmaker based in Dublin, Ireland. Her works are influenced by historical avant-garde cinema and explore questions about illusion, reality, and perception through the media of film, installation and performance.  
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