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Mishandled Archive: Performance

"A compelling project that celebrates the fragility, tenaciousness and fecundity of memory and the extraordinary capacity of images to summon narratives as they interact with landscape, casting a spell of connection between strangers in locations around the world, from London to Tehran, Newcastle to Zurich.”

Tim Etchells, Artist and Director of Forced Entertainment

Mishandled Archive live performance is a collaboration between Tara Fatehi Irani and experimental musician and sound artist Pouya Ehsaei. The performance takes place within an installation made of the 365 photographs from the project. Working with local guest performers and alongside music composed and played live by Ehsaei, Fatehi Irani tells several stories from the archive that tread in between fact, fantasy, horrors and dreams. Using the dance scores created in Mishandled Archive, she performs dances for and with the audience, creating a vibrant space where the audience are fully immersed and engaged in moving, talking and making the piece with the performers. 

Producer: Lorenza Peragine Peragine.Lorenza[at]gmail[dot]com

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Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Toynbee Studios (2019), © Jemima Yong

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster, 2020), © Darren Andrews

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive, Darbast Platform (2018), © Mehrdad Motejalli

Previous performances:

Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, January 2020

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, October 2019

Beaconsfield Gallery, London, July 2019

Toynbee Studios, London, March 2019

Darbast Platform, Tehran, January 2018

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