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Avant-Garde Audio Visuals at Iranshahr Gallery

All the audio-visual installations are constantly improvised by computers.All the audio-visual installations are constantly improvised by computers.

Two young, adventurous, avant-garde artists have got together to set up a unique exhibition of audio-visual installations in Tehran.

Painter, architect, videographer and new-media artist Nikzad Arabshahi, 34, together with sound artist and vibro-acoustic engineer Vedad Famourzadeh, 31, are presenting five new-media installations at Iranshahr Art Gallery, located at No. 69, Sepand Street, Azodi Street, Karimkhan Blvd.

The exhibition titled ‘Refactor’ opened on December 9 and will run through December 16 on all days except Thursdays, Honaronline reported. The visiting hours are 6-8:30 pm.

At the exhibit, Arabshahi and Famourzadeh have turned their conceptual patterns into algorithmic math and the interactions resulted in a dynamic network of computer codes.

All the audio-visual installations are constantly improvised by computers. Each moment, visitors witness a new display of sound and image, different from that of the preceding moments. Due to their improvised nature, the audio-visual experiences happen only once without any repetition. This is what makes Refactor distinct from other visual exhibitions.

The visual part of the exhibit is produced by Arabshahi. What is seen at the exhibit is an algorithmic reflection of his painterly experiences. To turn the created visual effect into sound, Famourzadeh has designed another algorithm.

In other words, the ideas take visual forms which are turned into computer codes that generate a new image each moment. The ephemeral images are then ground into lesser data that change into sounds with the help of an algorithm.

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