Free, public window installation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2012-13
"Reverberations of Stone"
Reverberations of Stone replicates an Islamic devotional niche at St. Ignatius Church as an experiment with collapsing spaces and overlapping systems of belief, creating a temporary coexistence, a reorientation and shift in focus inside the sacred space.
"Reverberations of Stone—Muted," by Omar Mismar
Reverberations of Stone at St. Ignatius Church became a platform for a series of site responsive performances and interactions curated by Hemami by Amitis Motevalli, Wafaa Yasin and Omar Mismar (pictured).
"Bullet Points," transparent vinyl on acetate, 2013
With Invisible Venue/ Emergency US at Thoreau Center, San Francisco. Layers of data contrasts military casualties in recent wars and gun violence in the US, implicating the passerby in the refractions of data into ambulatory space.
"Blood Curtain," 8mm faceted beads, thread & steel, 2013
"Three layers of beaded curtain—crimson glass strung on threads hanging from the ceiling—flicker between lush trinketry and a vision of bloodshed: a banner proclaiming the peril of life." — Kenneth Baker
Taraneh Hemami presented at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat
Images and text in this presentation are from the Theory of Survival digital archives and Manijeh Nasrabali's forthcoming research publication on ISA, entitled Top Secret.
"Firing Squad; Daneshjoo publication," powder coated aluminum, 2013
"Theory of Survival, Book Covers." Glass frits on wood panels, 18 x 24 each, 2013
"Anonymous," acrylic print on aluminum, 70"x 70", 2013
"Fist," CA Powder Coated Aluminum, 7'x 2', 2013. From "Daneshjoo" (student) publications, Berkeley
Fabrications is a pop-up bazaar of ideas and ideologies that celebrates movements of dissent in Iran and its diaspora through the production of collected historical archives in hand-crafted replications, using the traditional bazaar architecture. Using hand-made and manufactured wares and objects which carefully replicate portraits, logos, slogans and maps, the project creates memorials to time, place and people, while building a repository of knowledge that make visible an otherwise unaccounted for history. Fabrications is part of the larger Theory of Survival project, which, since 2007, has amassed historical archives from local communities and the web through residencies and collective efforts. This material includes decades of otherwise banned and censored printed matter belonging to the Iranian Students Association of Northern California, which was active from 1964-84 and reflects the political sensibilities of its time.
2013-14: Hemami completed a residency at CIIS in collaboration with The Arts at CIIS and the Anthropology and Social Change (ASC) program.
2014: Hemami premieres Fabrications in an exhibition at Southern Exposure in San Francisco from September 5 – October 25
2013: Hemami presents Resistance, a solo exhibition at the Luggage Store in San Francisco from January through March