Milad Hosseini-MozariChicago, IL
Milad Mozari is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work in video, performance, and sculpture move through the complex role of mobile sites and their associated norms and behavior. While studying for his BS in International Studies at the University of Utah, he began to make and exhibit work about language and place. He continued his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received an MFA in the Department of Sound. He has presented works and lectures in the United States, Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. His research-based practice often starts with sound experimentations, which then grow into larger transitory performances dealing with issues of socio-economic status, labor, and personal histories. He currently lives in Chicago where he teaches at SAIC in the Departments of AIADO and Sculpture.
Standing Nymph and Man (excerpt 1)
In the film Standing Nymph with Man, the Fine Arts Building in Chicago is the protagonist rather than the subject. Originally designed by Spencer Beman in 1884 as a soundproof structure for the Studebaker Company (horse carts and automobiles), the building has for many years been home to artists’ studios and services for classical music. This sonic history and presence is constantly evoked in the film’s soundtrack, which brings to the forefront the reverberant acoustic qualities of the building.
The Iron Rod (excerpt 2)
The Iron Rod is a short film that takes its structure from an altered Mormon hymn and the Persian classical music system, the Radif.