Hayal Pozanti, Tara Najd Ahmadi, Sukhdev Sandhu, and Sabisha Friedberg
Saturday 10.18.2014 | 8pm
Listening Room is a focused aural event where four presenters share music and/or sound recordings from their collection in a controlled high quality sound environment to a group of astute listeners. The possibilities of a private intimate experience within a public environment allows one to be present in the moment, uninterrupted.
Hayal Pozanti is a native of Istanbul who received her MFA from Yale University in 2011. Her practice encompasses painting, sculpture, collage as well as digital animation. Through these varied platforms, she explores questions of technology and language systems, as well as the possibilities of space mapped out by the body and screen.
Tara Najd Ahmadi graduated from the University of Tehran in 2005, Tara Najd Ahmadi moved to the US in 2009 to peruse her MFA in Time-Based Media (focusing on Film and Animation). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies in New York. Tara has received awards including the Norman Art Council’s Individual Artist Award (2011), the Madeline Collaborate Fellowship (2009 to 2012) and the 2009 OVAC Momentum Spotlight Honorarium. She has exhibited her films, animations and installations in different galleries and museums in Tehran, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Minnesota.
Sukhdev Sandhu directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University, runs the Texte und Töne imprint, and writes about film, auscultatory art and ghostscapes for various publications.
Sabisha Friedberg studied Fine Arts and completed her Bachelors degree with a focus on sound and installation in the New Genres Department of The San Francisco Art Institute. Sabisha has performed and presented installations widely in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Japan, and North America. She was Artist in Residence at EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) in 2014. She is currently based in Paris and Brooklyn.