Interview: Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh

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Interview: Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh

 

Luca Curci talks with artist Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh during BODYSPACES | HUMANS+HYBRIDS  in Rome.

Born in Tehran, IRAN, Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh is a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer. With MBA degree in Executive Management and over 11 years of experience in Project Industrial Management, she just quit this field of work to follow her dreams on documentary filmmaking and photography. Studying the required methods and technics in short courses at the “Documentary Filmmaking Education Center”, following by spending more than a year to learn and promote her concepts and professional skills from his mentors, Kamran Shirdel, the legendary Iranian documentary filmmaker and Majid Saeedi, the international recognized photographer; have made her equipped and matured for starting her new dreaming career. She is interested to focus on the humanitarian aspects that have been less told on her documentary field of work while following feminine stories in artistic projects.

 

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Luca Curci – Please tell me about your art/the artwork shown during our event.

Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh – The art work is an experimental video which has an abstract form of story telling. It was created based on the emotions and experiences that I have involved with on that period of time.

 

L. C. – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of BODYSPACES | HUMANS+HYBRIDS?

S. M. – “Boat raising sails” is the story of dreams and hopes of raising something in a situation that we imagine is the best and most pleasant one. A fruitless effort for achieving something which we can’t see its belonging to a whole destroyed object; just like raising a sailcloth in a beautiful grassland which belongs to a boat aground.

 

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L. C. – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?

S. M. – I came with a totally different back ground to visual art. I studied business management with master of executive management and I used to work as business manager and quality manager for more than 10 years. It’s been around four years that I have involved in filmmaking. My main field of work has been documentary films for now but I don’t want to limit myself in a specific form of work. In my idea, as an artist, when you have something to say or an area of concern, you have to choose the best form and media that suits for creation. I don’t believe in any border and structure to making limitation for my work. This is my first experimental video which was very inspirational for me and gave me the courage to follow my idea of being out of border more.

 

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L. C. – Are you satisfied of this experience?

S. M.  Yes indeed. The world that you can create in experimental art is unlimited. You can express your idea in any kind of form. Meanwhile, you give the audiences liberty to have their own understanding and feeling about the work.

 

L. C. – What is your artist direction? Are you interested in new media and new practices?

S. M.  Although documentary filmmaking is still my main area of concern, I am very much interested in working in new medias and experiencing new practices in any kind. Either in a team work for creation the idea of others or by my own idea.

 

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L. C. – What is your idea about It’s Liquid Group?

S. M.  This is the first time that I am collaborating with It’s Liquid group. Unfortunately, I could not make it to be present in the exhibitions but I have received interesting feedback from my friends that went for visiting the exhibition.

 

L. C. – Are you interested in future collaborations with our organization?

S. M.  It’s a pleasure for me to continue our collaborations in the future.

 

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