July 29, 2017, 7-9p: Shaghayegh Cyrous
Each culture has symbols with attached metaphors and stories that represent power. One of the traditional Iranian symbols for power is a cypress tree, signifying freedom and truth. Though standing upright, some say it bends its head in humility showing respect for Pahlivan- a person even stronger than the cypress.
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Shaghayegh Cyrous is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary and Social practice artist. She was born in 1987 in Tehran, Iran and moved to San Francisco in 2011. She has widely exhibited and presented her work in solo and group settings in the United States, Iran, India, England, Sweden and Mexico. Cyrous’s works deal with communication and translation caused by worldwide cultural and political circumstances. Using interactive strategies such as participatory engagement projects, performances, video, installations and video chats to create poetic spaces and opportunity for communication and connections.
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