I Wrote, You Read / 3:30 minutes
Artist name: Farideh Shahsavarani
Modern man is being bombarded by the media. Daily, the news impacts us. We do not think; we are not exposed to the truth; we only know what they want us to know. There is no way to run away from it. Modern man is buried under media’s weight.
Painter, photographer, and video filmmaker Farideh Shahsavarani is well known for combining sound and pictures in a variety of art forms. Born in 1955 in Iran, Farideh holds an MFA in Painting. Having served as Department Chair of the Graphic Department at Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, she currently teaches and serves as a member of the faculty board. She is a Member of the Association of Iranian Painters (AIP), an Honorable Member of the Visual Art Development Center of Iran and a member of Group 30+ She has participated in more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions in Iran and abroad. She has over 12 Solo Exhibitions and over 90 Group Exhibitions. Though she began her career as a painter, she uses video to explore reality and illusion and create works that communicate more directly with the audience—allowing her to express her search for the light, the soul, the hidden meaning of life and the source of a new day.