Marjan, Vayghan, Khoshbakhtie
Vitas Film Festival
Los Angeles and Tehran based artist Marjan Vayghan discusses politics of transnationalism in her work featured at the Museum of Martyrs in Iran during the summer of 2005, as well as current projects including but not limited to the Building Bridges Show. Which is an exhibition curated between Iranian and American artists over seas. This show is curated with aspirations of raising awareness promoting unity and collaboration between both the west and the east (other wise known to one another as Axis of Evil and the Great Satan).
As an Azeri-Iranian American, my life has been and continues to be informed by transnationalism, which engages the subject as a flexible citizen. Notions of home become an idea which manifests throughout my work. The impetus of my creative practice is an effort to bridge diverse communities and create a space of creativity and understanding. I’m interested in notions of borders and classifications that give me a sense of “Home” in Iran and the States, while simultaneously creating sensations of displacement and alienation, a condition of hybridity. My work becomes is a site where I reconcile this condition of dislocation, and create an alternative space that engenders community and belonging for those existing in between cultures, nations, and homelands.
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Marjan, Vayghan. Time: 11:00AM to 11:30PM. Artist Lecture and Discussion. More about this event: Los Angeles and Tehran based artist Marjan Vayghan …
Date: Friday, May 05, 2006
Time: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Description: ‘Choreographing the Margins’
Location: Glorya Kaufman Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: School of Arts and Architecture
Website: Vitas Film Festival
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The 2006 Vitas Film Festival, Choreographing the Margins, evolved as students thought about the process of artmaking from political, social, and personal perspectives. UCLA and Otis College of Art and Design students explored the power of art to reshape ideas about populations, issues and events influencing our lives.
Their perspectives and those of professional artists and film scholars create a dynamic festival that includes lecture, performance, art exhibition, and screenings dealing with local, national and international issues—from racism on the UCLA campus to suicide, domestic work and genocide in Sudan.
Vitas Film Festival schedule
Conference: Artists Talk Back
9:40-10:25 a.m.: Lecture by Suzanne Lacy, artist, activist, scholar
11:15-11:30 a.m.: Presentation by Marjan Vayghan—”Building Bridges: Examining Iranian / American Relations”
Noon-2 p.m.: Performance and screening—”The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”
2:10-3:15 p.m.: Screening Code 33
3:25-4 p.m.: Lecture by Nic Tiongson, film critic, scholar, and independent Filipino cinema specialist
3:25- 4:35 p.m.: Screening Singing Pictures
5:00-6:35 p.m.: Screening student films
5:05-6:30 p.m.: Screening Mansyon
6:45 to 8:50 p.m.: Screening Magnifico
6:50-9 p.m.: Screening student films
11:15-11:30 am: Presentation by Marjan Vayghan—”Building Bridges: Examining Iranian / American Relations”. Midday Session …
11:00 to 11:15; Marjan Vayghan Building Bridges: Examining Iranian / American Relations 11:15 to 11:30. Midday Session. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence …
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The VITAS Film Festival
Friday, May 5, 2006
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures
Rooms 101, 208 and the Garden Theater
Free and open to the public
The 2006 VITAS Film Festival, “Choreographing the Margins” evolved as students began thinking about the process of art making from political, social, and personal perspectives. UCLA and Otis College of Art and Design students explored the power of art to reshape ideas about populations, issues and events influencing our lives. Their perspectives and those of professional visual and performance artists and film scholars create a dynamic experience that includes lecture, performance, art exhibition, and numerous screenings dealing with local, national and international issues, from racism on the UCLA campus, to suicide, domestic work and genocide in Sudan.
The day long schedule consists of four distinct sections.
9am to 12pm: Conference – “Artists Talk Back”
9:15 to 9:30: Performance Sri Susilowati, “Remembering”
9:40 to 10:25: Lecture Suzanne Lacy, artist, activist, scholar
11:00 to 11:15: Dramatic Reading Indira Tyler and Jennifer Musto, “Beyond Trafficking”
11:15 to 11:30: Presentation Marjan Vayghan “Building Bridges: Examining
Iranian / American Relations”
12 to 2: Performance and screening, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
2:10 to 3:15: Screening Code 33
3:25 to 4:00: Lecture Nic Tiongson, film critic, scholar, and independent
Filipino cinema specialist
3:25 to 4:35: Screening Singing Pictures
5:00 to 6:35: Screening Student Films
5:05 to 6:30: Screening Mansyon
6:45 to 8:50: Screening Magnifico
6:50 to 9:00: Screening Student Films
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