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UCHRONIA: A Film Reading

Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Avenue, #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

German-Iranian filmmaker Azin Feizabadi performs a film reading that stages his forthcoming feature length fiction/documentary film as an intimate lecture-performance.

This event is free and open to the public.
German-Iranian filmmaker Azin Feizabadi will perform a film reading that stages his forthcoming film as an intimate lecture-performance. In this performance, Azin will read from the script of UCHRONIA while screening selected scenes, sounds, and passages from the film. A contemporary interpretation of the ancient middle eastern love saga of Layla & Majnun, UCHRONIA depicts two disembodied, Dark Matter aliens emigrating from the furthest parts of the universe to planet 52°N,13°E: Berlin in Germany. Earth offers the opportunity to incarnate into human bodies, dangling the promise of finally realizing the union they have traveled so far to achieve. But the bodies they have chosen are freighted with their own physical, social, and philosophical baggage, deferring the consummation of their love and entangling them in a series of terrestrial problems they struggle to understand. UCHRONIA is a feature length fiction/documentary film, which went into production in 2015 and has a release date set for January 2018.

This program is presented in partnership with Microscope Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Fellow Travelers at apexart.

Azin Feizabadi is an Iranian-born, Berlin-based filmmaker and visual artist. He has exhibited, screened, and staged his work at The Guggenheim Museum NYC, Sharjah Biennial UAE, Queens Museum NYC, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater am Marienbad Freiburg, Poznan Biennial Poland, Museum Ostwall Dortmund U, Optica centre d'art contemporain Montreal, Framer Framed Amsterdam, and ICA London, among many others. His filmography includes works such the feature-length videofilm CRYPTOMNESIA, which premiered in 2014 at RWE Kino Museum Ostwall Dortmund; the short film CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS, which premiered in 2012 at Berlinale Forum Expanded; and THE NEGOTIATION (in collaboration with Kaya Behkalam) that premiered at House of World Cultures Berlin in 2010.

Special thanks to Microscope Gallery. Since 2010, Microscope Gallery has been dedicated to presenting the works of artists, from the emerging to pioneers of their art forms, whose practice includes moving image, sound, performance, and digital art both through regular exhibitions and a weekly series of screenings, performances, lectures, readings, and other events.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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