The encoded values of the human face make up the latest iteration of the artist’s concern with the tracing of care. The evening was comprised of an image repository—of others’ and the artist’s latest making — delineating how the face confers particularity and evidence of a singular self and how the sight of the covered face triggers suspicion in contemporary societies.
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist and writer whose work explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Her work in film, video, performance, photography, drawing, sound and text appears in a variety of international exhibitions and publications. She was previously an artist-in-resident at Delfina Foundation, London; Darat al Funun, Amman and Mansion, Beirut. In 2016 she published three books: a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX) and the drawing/text artist publication Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery). Gharavi is currently based in the USA.
Serpentine Cinema is a series of performances and screenings by artists and filmmakers held in a cinema context.