This is a a performance done by Ava Koohbor for "DECENTERING THE ARCHIVE: MIGRATION OF MEMORY, TRADITION AND IDENTITY" project at Mills College curated by Zehra Shah. The performance is bringing poems back to life with hand's gesture from sculptures which poems are engraved on them. Poems are recalled from recorded files in Max MSP.
Assemblage of found objects
An object made from guitar Strings with sound voice-over
This video is made from my dad, Houshang Koohbor, old negatives.
Decentralization of sound and vision
My pomes on the metal with voice over of poetry both in Farsi and English
Site Specific Installation exhibited in 2017
An artist is nothing separate from you or the world surrounding us. An artist is a seeker who through immersion in the immediate living world of her individuality channels the collective memory of the past. She observes, absorbs, and transforms the self through her experience to make an art which is the projection of a constant evolution of influences and potentials representing one continuation of reality.
My artworks are nothing more than familiar found objects, yet unfamiliar to the artistic world. Through an undetermined process, these found objects manifest themselves into assemblages; representing a dynamic transition from conditioned mind of the artist to an unpredictable art: a universal possibility of form. As form emerges the process proceeds; the artwork will eventually become a living object manifesting itself by force of its own energy.