Lake Macquarie City Council

You need not fear the monsters of the sea

You need not fear the monsters of the sea is an immersive fairytale reflecting on the artist's own experience of closeness and distance.

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Jun 28, 2024 09:00

Event Ends

Sep 1, 2024 14:00

Venue

Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima

Location

96 Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point NSW, Australia

MAP mima’s winter commission presents Perth based artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson.

You need not fear the monsters of the sea is an immersive fairytale reflecting on the artist’s own experience of closeness and distance. Through Persian miniature painting, mythology, magical realism, and innate spirituality, she explores the gaze of intimacy and rage.

Immersed in the echoes of the artist’s childhood home; suburbia; the gentle sway of a crystal chandelier remembered at the centre of her house; Australian shorelines and wind. Home is also folklore, fairy tales, and myth. The artist explores this magical terrain through surreal, generative imagery, inspired by the mythic Persian epic The Tale of Sorab, (from Shahnahmeh, the Book of Kings by Ferdowsi), an enchanting tragedy equivalent to that of Odyssey or Shakespeare, where within the tale, father and son – unknowingly – fight to the death.

Credits

  • Lead Artist: Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson
  • Sound Composer: Ashton Namdar
  • Director of Photography: Elliott Nieves
  • VFX Artist: Jarrad Russell
  • Cast: Danny Aghaie, Ashkaan Hadi, Asha Kiani, Vafa Kiani
  • The Baháʼí Archives
  • Chris Huzzards Studio
  • Special acknowledgements to Forrest Research Foundation, University of Western Australia and the Baháʼí’ Community.

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