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.
|Medium||Super 8 mm film transferred to colour video, with sound|
|Duration||Duration: 03:30 min|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Artist–filmmaker Atoosa Pour Hosseini was born in Iran and is based in Dublin. She attended Azad University of Art and Architecture, Tehran, and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her works are influenced by historical avant-garde cinema and explore questions about illusion, reality, and perception. She is a Co-Director of the Experimental Film Society and has received awards for her practice from the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, and Dublin City Council.View Artist
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