Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition I, 2014, Seattle, Photos by Sean Bolan

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition I, 2014, Seattle, Photos by Sean Bolan

Two-Headed Imagomancy

Ongoing collaboration with Shahrzad Changalvaee
Since 2014

Through going into some details about their work and talking about subject of language, the couple share series of curated subjects, stories, myths, memories, fictions and facts with the audience by activating a specific illustrated backdrop, projection and printed materials.

Inspired by Naghaali (Persian Story-Telling reading off a backdrop) their narrative flows from one subject to another to provide some space of intellectual engagement for the audience and elevate the traditional artist talk to an experimental performance.

Since 2013, Shahrzad and Iman have performed Two-Headed Imagomancy in different venues, each time adopting the format specifically for the show. Each Lecture-Performance is different from another in materials, duration and details. A new backdrop is made for each edition to scale that corresponds directly to the site of the performance. Even the drawings are variable reflecting different content for various audiences.

 

Images and video courtesy Shahrzad Changalvaee and Iman Raad

Excerpt document of performance edition V , January 2016. Footage credit for Ya Zamene Ahu,1 min: Parviz Kimiavi

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016, New Haven

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016, New Haven

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016, New Haven

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016 --image of painting
Ink and tea on raw canvas, 600x250 cm --Click on image to enlarge

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition IV, 2015 --image of painting
Ink and tea on raw canvas, 600x250 cm --Click on image to enlarge

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition III, 2014 --image of painting
Ink and tea on raw canvas, 300x150 cm --Click on image to enlarge

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition II, 2014 --image of painting
Ink and tea on raw canvas, 200x150 cm --Click on image to enlarge

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition I, 2014 --image of painting
Ink and tea on raw canvas, 400x150 cm --Click on image to enlarge

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016, New Haven

Two-Headed Imagomancy, edition V, 2016, New Haven