Lunchtime shorts: Shoja Azari, SUPERFLEX
artiste(s): Shoja Azari, SUPERFLEX
Discovery Zone, Luxembourg City Film Festival 2013
Lunchtime shorts. 12h00.
Admission: 4 €, free entrance with Discovery Zone Pass.
Shoja Azari, Windows (selection): Traffic Jam, 2006 (9'), Room with a View, 2006 (9'), Lulax Pharmaceuticals, 2006 (5')
Courtesy the artist and Figge von Rosen Galerie, Köln/Berlin
Shoja Azari (*1958 in Shirza, Iran), lives and works in New York, USA
Windows is an unusual narrative with a series of nine stories, of which a selection of three will be shown, each constructed as an uncut shot, looking through a window. Every scene is a voyeuristic glance into the lives of ordinary people as they struggle with their inner and external conflicts and circumstances. We watch them through the windows of their cars, houses, offices, prisons, and apartments, sometimes at a distance, sometimes painfully close. Windows stands as a metaphor for physical and psychological boundaries, which separates the inside from the outside, the private from the public, the fiction from the reality. Windows is an intimate yet disturbing reflection on aspects of the contemporary culture and life in America.
SUPERFLEX, Flooded McDonald's, 2009 (21')
SUPERFLEX was formed in 1993, work and live in Copenhagen, Denmark
courtesy : Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris
Flooded McDonald's is a film work in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald´s burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.
Shoja Azari, Windows, 2006. Courtesy the artist and Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne/Berlin.