What Comes Afterwards, When Everything has been Said

Ali Tahayori
   
March
   
10
 -  
March
   
21
'By shifting between still and moving image, he seeks to explore a new mode of artistic expression that is neither representational nor abstract. His primary field of research explores the effect of psychological trauma on human experience. He is interested in a medium that communicates directly upon the viewer's nervous system and avoids the detour of conveying a story.'

INFORMATION

Artist Bio

Ali Tahayori was born in Shiraz, Iran (1980) and is now based in Gadigal land (Sydney), Australia. He is currently in the first year of his Master of Fine Art in Photomedia at National Art School in Sydney.

By shifting between still and moving image, he seeks to explore a new mode of artistic expression that is neither representational nor abstract. His primary field of research explores the effect of psychological trauma on human experience. He is interested in a medium that communicates directly upon the viewer's nervous system and avoids the detour of conveying a story.

In his inquiry, the human body is a liminal space that is both the subject and the object, the medium and the material. His field of exploration revolves between photography, drawing, printmaking, with a particular interest in the moving image and performance.

Artist Statement

Untitled

Not being interested in the conventional style of story-telling, My "non-narratives" are told in and through the act of making, a form of tactile, psycho-visual inquiry. Every decision I make is a part of a process, and the process is itself evidence of the absence of a narrative.

These drawings resulted from my effort to tell a story that is fundamentally ineffable. Text and typography are often used in my practice to explore the organisation of language in communicating an unspeakable history.

This linguistic problem is the starting point of all of my works, not only in spoken or written language but also in different coding systems across all media.

What Comes Afterwards, When Everything has been Said was inspired by the recent murder of a young Iranian gay man, and during a time, I was shaken by the horror of the news.

In my psychosomatic exploration, the body is neither a barrier nor an entity to be defeated to reach reality. On the contrary, it is the space one must plunge into to arrive in a territory beyond thought, form and conception, that is, life.

The rhythms of emotions are precisely the attitudes of the body, its postures and movements. Human cognition is limited to access the mystery and the dark knowledge of the body: in its grief, in its longing, in its pain and joy, in its resilience and resistance.

My practice seeks to explore the body's interior space through ritual, performance, and movement and share the dark and intimate space of the body with the audience.

The body is never really in the present; it contains the before and the after, the history and the future.

By placing my own body in front of the glass lens of my camera, I explore the capacity of the everyday body to transform into a ceremonial body, a gracious and glorious body. By sculpting time into the everyday body, I seek to reveal what remains from past experience and to predict what comes afterwards when everything has been said.

Artist Bio

Ali Tahayori was born in Shiraz, Iran (1980) and is now based in Gadigal land (Sydney), Australia. He is currently in the first year of his Master of Fine Art in Photomedia at National Art School in Sydney.

By shifting between still and moving image, he seeks to explore a new mode of artistic expression that is neither representational nor abstract. His primary field of research explores the effect of psychological trauma on human experience. He is interested in a medium that communicates directly upon the viewer's nervous system and avoids the detour of conveying a story.

In his inquiry, the human body is a liminal space that is both the subject and the object, the medium and the material. His field of exploration revolves between photography, drawing, printmaking, with a particular interest in the moving image and performance.

Artist Statement

Untitled

Not being interested in the conventional style of story-telling, My "non-narratives" are told in and through the act of making, a form of tactile, psycho-visual inquiry. Every decision I make is a part of a process, and the process is itself evidence of the absence of a narrative.

These drawings resulted from my effort to tell a story that is fundamentally ineffable. Text and typography are often used in my practice to explore the organisation of language in communicating an unspeakable history.

This linguistic problem is the starting point of all of my works, not only in spoken or written language but also in different coding systems across all media.

What Comes Afterwards, When Everything has been Said was inspired by the recent murder of a young Iranian gay man, and during a time, I was shaken by the horror of the news.

In my psychosomatic exploration, the body is neither a barrier nor an entity to be defeated to reach reality. On the contrary, it is the space one must plunge into to arrive in a territory beyond thought, form and conception, that is, life.

The rhythms of emotions are precisely the attitudes of the body, its postures and movements. Human cognition is limited to access the mystery and the dark knowledge of the body: in its grief, in its longing, in its pain and joy, in its resilience and resistance.

My practice seeks to explore the body's interior space through ritual, performance, and movement and share the dark and intimate space of the body with the audience.

The body is never really in the present; it contains the before and the after, the history and the future.

By placing my own body in front of the glass lens of my camera, I explore the capacity of the everyday body to transform into a ceremonial body, a gracious and glorious body. By sculpting time into the everyday body, I seek to reveal what remains from past experience and to predict what comes afterwards when everything has been said.

FEATURED WORKS

Ali Tahayori, Untitled, 2021, Drawing on Cardboard, 120 x 120 cm

Ali Tahayori, Untitled, 2021, Drawing on Cardboard, 120 x 120 cm

Ali Tahayori, What Comes Afterwards, When Everything Has Been Said, 2021, Video still, video installation with sound, 4minutes

Ali Tahayori, What Comes Afterwards, When Everything Has Been Said, 2021, Video still, video installation with sound, 4minutes

Ali Tahayori, What Comes Afterwards, When Everything Has Been Said, 2021, Video still, video installation with sound, 4minutes

Ali Tahayori, What Comes Afterwards, When Everything Has Been Said, 2021, Video still, video installation with sound, 4minutes

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