Third-Eye/I at White Box Gallery
The show title tropes the cinematic parlance for the camera, known as “third eye,” with the notion of third space articulated by geographer Edward Soja and theorist Homhi Bhaba. The video works were idiosyncratically installed using monitors and projectors, which enveloped White Box’s entire lower floor exhibition space. The viewer walked into a house of mirrors where videos could be watched whether one looked across, down, up, or behind.
Part 1: Recent video works by South Asian artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran and Pakistan.
Part 2: Recent experimental video and photographic works by artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Iran, the Netherlands and the United States.
Selected works are currently viewable in Women’s Voices Now’s Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival.
The curators and White Box staff dedicated this exhibition to Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, who was imprisoned for his work in January 2011 and was prohibited from making films for 20 years.
Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugaro – 1800% Project: Mistaken for Muslim
Afrooz Nasersharif – Post Violence
Alka Sadat – We Are Postmodern
Celia Elslamieh Shomal – Grace
Mirror Pieces by Majeed Beenteha