Shirin Maleki, MFA EDA ’22: “30/900”

This is part of a series showcasing the work of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2022. Learn more about the program and its graduating cohort here.


By Shirin Maleki
Video installation

On View: March 28 – April 15 at the Rubenstein Arts Center (Gallery 235)
Artist Event:  March 31, 6pm

30/900 is a video installation exploring a once familiar and now estranged everyday landscape of a life left behind. The videos read the fragmented experience of an immigrant going through temporary residencies in a forever-liminal otherness between departure and a promised arrival.

The textual and visual poetry of this space play with concepts such as separation, language attrition, memory, and reflections on the past and present. It also provides a deeper insight into immigration and displacement by highlighting the invisible and yet resistant negative space surrounding an individual navigating a new land.

All images courtesy Shirin Maleki

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