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22 February 2024
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

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.  Friends of Modern Art Oxford received early booking on this event. Join as a Friend today to secure tickets early to selected events and enjoy other benefits, including a 10% discount in the gallery Shop and Café.

Co-produced by the Cultural Programme, University of Oxford

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