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13 July 2019


Bahar Noorizadeh will discuss her multi-disciplinary practice covering planetary governance, computational architectures, finance, and contemporary art.

Noorizadeh will examine cinematic methods that best capture abstract machines of codification, digitization, and valorization that currently underlie our material realities. What is the significance of new ways of seeing in the face of growingly image-free informatic infrastructures? And how to engage with contemporary visual techne that is, for the most part, uninterested in the morphology of our bodies?

The lecture is organized with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Moscow.


Bahar Noorizadeh (b.1988) is a Canadian and Iranian filmmaker, writer, and platform designer. Noorizadeh is a founding member of BLOCC (Building Leverage over Creative Capitalism), a research and education platform that proposes pedagogy as strategy to alter the relationship between contemporary art and the planetary phenomena of urban renewal and social cleansing. Her current research examines the intersections of finance, contemporary art, and emerging technology, building on the notion of "weird economies" to precipitate a cross-disciplinary approach to economic futurism and post-financialization imaginaries.


Moscow International Experimental Film Festival was established in 2016 with a strong aspiration to create a new cultural institution that would provide a close look at a wide range of experimental practices with the moving image. MIEFF is an international showcase platform welcoming up-and-coming as well as experienced filmmakers from around the world and will lay the foundation for a new generation of artists in our country, facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, and engage a wider creative young audience with this brave approach to seeing things differently in film.


Free admission with advance registration.

The talk will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.


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