Friday September 8, 7:30pm
Azin Feizabadi
UCHRONIA: A Film Reading
Presented in partnership with apexart

Still from “UCHRONIA” by Azin Feizabadi (in production) – Image courtesy of the artist

Microscope is pleased to present, in partnership with apexart, “UCHRONIA: A Film Reading” by Azin Feizabadi.

German-Iranian filmmaker Azin Feizabadi will perform a Film Reading that stages his forthcoming film as an intimate lecture-performance. In this performance, Feizabadi will read from the script of UCHRONIA while screening selected scenes, sounds, and passages from the film.

A contemporary interpretation of the ancient middle eastern love saga of Layla & Majnun, UCHRONIA depicts two disembodied, Dark Matter aliens emigrating from the furthest a parts of the universe to planet 52°N,13°E: Berlin in Germany. Earth offers the opportunity to incarnate into human bodies, dangling the promise of finally realizing the union they have traveled so far to achieve. But the bodies they have chosen are freighted with their own physical, social, and philosophical baggage, deferring the consummation of their love and entangling them in a series of terrestrial problems they struggle to understand.

UCHRONIA is a feature length fiction/documentary film, which went into production in 2015 and has a release date set for January 2018.

Free admission

Azin Feizabadi is an iranian born, Berlin based filmmaker and visual artist. He has exhibited, screened and staged his work at The Guggenheim Museum NYC, Sharjah Biennial UAE, Queens Museum NYC, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater am Marienbad Freiburg, Poznan Biennial Poland, Museum Ostwall Dortmund U, Optica centre d’art contemporain Montreal, Framer Framed Amsterdam, ICA London; among many others. His filmography includes works such the feature length videofilm CRYPTOMNESIA, premiered in 2014 at RWE Kino Museum Ostwall Dortmund; the short film CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS, premiered in 2012 at Berlinale Forum Expanded and THE NEGOTIATION (in collaboration with Kaya Behkalam) that premiered at House of World Cultures Berlin in 2010.

apexart is a non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan that offers opportunities to independent curators and emerging and established artists, and challenges ideas about art, its practice, and its curation.

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