Visit Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother, open now until 25 February.

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22 February 2024
6:30 pm
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8:00 pm
Free, booking essential

Film Screening: Ashkan Sepahvand: Seeking for Story

Ashkan Sepahvand, artist and Dphil student at the Ruskin School of Art, presents his film, Seeking for Story.

Seeking for Story is a film about how an archive embodies modes of encounter. The archive contains stories written by Ali Mirdrekvandi, a Luri peasant-labourer, and documents his unexpected friendship with John Hemming, a British lieutenant, during the Allied Occupation of Iran in WW2. Now in the Bodleian Libraries, the archive promises both a curse and a gift. Those who try to master it only find failure. Through a meeting with a scholar, dates with a dancer, and a ritual of performance, a subject seeks to transform history into mystery.

Please join us from 6.30pm. The film screening will take place at 6.45pm, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and post event experience until 8.00pm.

Free, booking essential.

This event is now sold out however on the closing weekend of Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother, we are screening Ashkan Sepahvand’s film, Seeking for Story every hour on the hour in the basement. Free, no booking needed. 

Co-produced by the Cultural Programme, University of Oxford


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