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

Two-Headed Imagomancy is a lecture-storytelling form from Shahrzad Changalvaee and Iman Raad that reveals Perso-Arabic writing systems, language formations, and mythological structures. By exposing their role in colonial confrontations and the conditions of globalization, THI addresses technology, architecture, and art as tools to empower authorities. THI has been presented in different venues in the US and abroad. It responds organically to its audiences, the space, politics, practice of the collaborator artists, and the image of future, at the time of each presentation. Shahrzad Changalvaee and Iman Raad live together since 2007 and Two-Headed Imagomancy is their collaborative project since 2014.

 

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