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Mishandled Archive

The 365 Days (2017)

Mishandled Archive started with a yearlong series

of performances and actions in public space. Every day,

for 365 days, Tara Fatehi Irani placed copies of

her collected family photos, ID cards, final wills,

letters and other ephemera in unexpected public

places. At the site of each dispersal she performed a dance, annotated the photograph with a description of the dance and details of the site and made an Instagram post.

Passers-by became spontaneous audiences of these performances on-site and online. Hundreds of viewers engaged with the project on the streets and exchanged stories with her. Some contacted her about the photos she had left behind and many engaged with images and texts she published every day on Instagram – a new fragmented digital archive where past and present people and technologies met.

Previous exhibition:

Mirror Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, September to November 2019

Previous presentations:

Doc-Perform Conference, City, University of London (November, 2017)

MAP 3: Archiving 'Asia', LADA (London, November 2017)

Iranian Performance Week, Molavi Hall (September, 2017)

Ethical Document, Tate Liverpool (May, 2017)

 

 

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 285, ‘For the Mantlepiece’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 285, ‘For the Mantlepiece’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 285, ‘For the Mantlepiece’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 285, ‘For the Mantlepiece’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 316, ‘Awaiting Salvadore’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 316, ‘Awaiting Salvadore’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 316, ‘Awaiting Salvadore’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 316, ‘Awaiting Salvadore’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 213, ‘Lift Hand’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 213, ‘Lift Hand’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 213, ‘Lift Hand’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 213, ‘Lift Hand’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 224, ‘With the Grasshopper'’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 224, ‘With the Grasshopper'’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani - Mishandled Archive, Day 224 , 'With the Grasshopper' (back)

Tara Fatehi Irani - Mishandled Archive, Day 224 , 'With the Grasshopper' (back)

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 256, ‘Princess, You’ll Die Alone’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 256, ‘Princess, You’ll Die Alone’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 256, ‘Princess, You’ll Die Alone’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 256, ‘Princess, You’ll Die Alone’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 362, ‘Bricks of Freedom’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 362, ‘Bricks of Freedom’, 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 362, ‘Bricks of Freedom’ (back), 2017

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 362, ‘Bricks of Freedom’ (back), 2017

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Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, day 256, ‘Princess, You’ll Die Alone’, 2017