SomoS is pleased to introduce interdisciplinary artist Anahita Norouzi to its Artist-in-Residence program. She will join our residency program May-June in Berlin to work on her project “They Are Neither Dead Nor Alive: A Study on the Deformed Bodies” which looks at the body as a political artifact which the power has control to mark, train, and punish: how does the state control and discipline the body through its institutions–prison, hospital, and school?
Anahita Norouzi (04/06/1983), who is originally from Iran and now lives between Iran and Montreal Canada, has developed an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating video and performance in her recent projects.
Norouzi’s work often addresses the issues of memory and identity from a psychohistorical perspective. She explores these concepts in relation to her dichotomous condition as a citizen and a distant observer at the same time. Her work deals with a variety of media, primarily performance and video. Since her work is mostly based on personal narratives, self-representation is an integral component.
Speaking about her work, Norouzi says: