Nooshin Farhid: motorised objects and videos
to 21st May 2000
"...it may be a grasshopper, but it might want to be a bee:
many insects seem to have a similar desire to appear under the
romantic characteristic of the bee.
Of course Nature does not completely dissociate the grasshopper
from the bee, but it tends to resist the desire of the grasshopper."
Farhid, April 2000
In Nooshin Farhid's first solo show in London, fantasy interrupts
the natural course of things. For within contemporary life, fantasy
and imagination are used to hustle the familiar, revealing 'magic'
starting point of her work is the attraction to objects she finds
around her. A series of transformations take place. The objects
become animated and embroiled in conspiracies with other apparently
unrelated objects. This interplay presents the viewer with discrete
challenges, both humorous and threatening
artist utilises a wide range of media including motorised objects,
animation, photoworks, computer-generated images and video.
work has recently been shown at the Geneva Video Festival and at
the 13th Rencontres Video Art Plastique in Normandy, France.