Shirin Neshat is an Iranian artist, educated in the US.  Much of her work deals with constructions of gender in post-revolution Iranian society. Here is her first film, Turbulent.  It is important to note that in the original installation, the two screens actually faced one another.

This film makes me think about the function of an audience.  An audience can convey authority to a performer.  Without an audience, do you really have a voice?  In terms of installation, it is interesting how the two screens interact with one another, creating a more complex sense of space.

Plus, the music is fantastic. Check it out!


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