In Conversation with Hoda Afshar - Live Stream

In Conversation with Hoda Afshar - Live Stream

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Soundings Theatre

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

55 Cable Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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Hoda Afshar talks with Daniel Boetker-Smith about her complex and multilayered photobook Speak the Wind.

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Speak the Wind (published 2021 by MACK) explores the distinctive local culture of the islands in the Strait of Hormuz, off the southern coast of Iran. Centuries of cultural and economic exchange have shaped not only the material culture of these islands, but also the customs and beliefs of the inhabitants. Central to these is a belief in the winds that might possess or disease a person, causing great harm to them, and a practice of ritual and care intended to alleviate this harm. In Speak the Wind Afshar explores this seldom talked about practice through her perceptive images.

Hoda  Afshar is an Iranian Australian photographer exploring the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the artist considers the representation of gender, marginality, and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography.

In this live-stream hosted at Soundings Theatre, Daniel Boetker-Smith will lead a discussion with Hoda Afshar about her latest work.

Daniel Boetker-Smith is an educator, writer, curator, publisher, and photographer based in Melbourne. Since 2013, he has been the Higher Education Course Director at Photography Studies College (Melbourne) - Australia’s oldest, independent photography institution. Daniel is also the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, a not-for-profit library of self-published and independent photobooks.

This event is part of Photobook/NZ Festival 2022. Register for this event before 5pm 11 August.

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