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"something left behind"
Sara Madandar

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

As an artist, I am most concerned with existence and not being. In any given moment, I’m in a specific place, and in the next moment, I feel like I exist somewhere else. Time shapes my existence. My attempts to untangle and make sense of time originate in my emigration from IRAN to the UNITED STATES, a set of experiences I have deemed “Lost in Space and Time.” Without MY body to constitute physical existence, time would be meaningless. When I decide to go to a point on the other side of the world known as Iran, I pay no mind to my body and go. However when I return and open my eyes, I have no memory of my journey to Iran because my body has remained in another point on Earth known as the United States.

Sara Madandar was born in Iran. She is getting her MFA at UT Austin. She currently works in painting, sculpture, video and performance. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas. Her work evokes a sensation out of destruction and touches on the cultural displacements of corporality.

Earlier Event: February 8
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