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Atoosa Pour Hosseini - Then

5:00, 2011, Experimental
\"Then\" examines the mysterious world that has been embedded in memory of time and space, a virtual universe which exits somewhere between reality and dream. Images in \"Then\" progresses and dissolves into another and creates a haunting audio / visual experience.
DirectorAtoosa Pour HosseiniProducerAtoosa Pour HosseiniWriterAtoosa Pour HosseiniCameraAtoosa Pour HosseiniEditorAtoosa Pour Hosseini

CountryIrelandSubtitlesNoneEdition2011 Compilation program (2006 2014) 3/3Screenings2011 Moving Frames Digital Art Festival (Greece)

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Interview

Who is Atoosa Pour Hosseini?

Atoosa Pour Hosseini (Born in Tehran, 1981) is an Iranian Visual Artist based in Dublin / Ireland, She graduated from Azad University in Tehran (2007) with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) and HND in Fiber Art from Ballyfermot College in Dublin (2009). She uses a variety of media in her practice including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, Video and photography.


What is Then about?

"Then" is an animated-drawing that examines the mysterious world that has been embedded in memory of time and space, a virtual universe which exits somewhere between reality and dream. Images in "Then" progresses and dissolves into another and creates a haunting audio / visual experience.


How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?

My educational background is visual arts. After a decade practicing in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography I realized moving image is a very specific medium that I can express myself in an innovative approaches.


Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?

I do not have a very pre-determined ways of creating work. My works would define and create within a process in time; they evolve, change, progress and finally become what I want. Poetical and Aesthetics of arts is very crucial for me and my works usually deals with very personal and fictional universe.


How long do you usually work on one project?

It really depends on a project, each project is different and various amount of time is spent.


Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?

I work more intuitively, I find planning somehow limiting and not creative.


How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?

I tend to have rather poetic and simple titles, sometimes even without one.


Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?

From life in general.


How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?

Sound for me is very important. I create all the sounds myself. To me the relation between sound and images is a vital element.


How does content relate to the form of your work?

Content and form are inseparable. All kind of art is narrative to some degree. The form and technical aspects of work manifests the content in each specific medium of art. Each artist has a very unique way of expressing things.


What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored?

Web is a fascinating platform. Many more exciting possibilities are yet to come. I’m very keen on web-usage for publicity.


Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?

It changed the perception I had for the business and marketing aspects of it. It is very important way of promoting yourself and also finding out what other emerging artists are about which is very encouraging.


Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?

It is art. I’m a visual artist who uses moving image and film. There is no difference really as I create art.


How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?

My role is to make and exhibit the works, after that point is really not my concern. Each audience has a different relationship with the work, which is her or his personal engagement.


What is your next project about?

I’m working on series of animated-drawings, video arts, drawing installations accompanied with sound.

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