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Watchlist Artist: Mehreen Murtaza

Experimenter presents Mehreen Murataza’s second solo at Experimenter with Score For A Film opening on Friday, August 9, 2013. The exhibition will continue until September 14, 2013.

Score For A Film attempts to be a meld of sounds dedicated to recordings of low frequency transmissions, a sweeping soundtrack, noise patterns, historical recordings, and a fictitious narrative performed by a team of voice actors, interspersed with semantic language shifts and conversations covering ufology, space travel, crop circles, mysticism, spirituality, and the mapping of imaginary cartographies. With the help of voice over actors and musicians, a ‘score’ is developed for the ghost world, probing buried or unknown areas of the brain as potential components of such unreal archives.

(text source: Experimenter)

Mehreen Murtaza, Daily Akhbar news clipping, 8.28in x 10in , Archival print on Hahnemuhle rice paper, 2013; Courtesy of the artist and EXPERIMENTER


More on Mehreen Murtaza (b. 1986, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Mehreen Murtaza is an artist who works in a variety of media. By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, Murtaza presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, painting and architecture. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects. Categories are subtly reversed.

Her artworks bear strong political references. The possibility or the dream of the annulment of a (historically or socially) fixed identity is a constant focal point. By parodying mass media by exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, she often creates several practically identical works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: notes are made and then crossed out again, ‘mistakes’ are repeated.

(text source: Artist's Website)

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(Image on top: Mehreen Murtaza, Installation view; Courtesy of the artist and EXPERIMENTER)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/14/13

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