Natascha Sadr Haghighian (b.1967, Teheran) is a conceptual artist based in Berlin, who works in different formats such as video, performance, computer art and sound, both in her solo works and group projects. Her work focuses on sociopolitical aspects and shows the processes underlying the construction of industrial society. She represented Germany in the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Ashkan Sepahvand (b.1984, Teheran) is a author and artistic researcher based in Berlin.
“Carbon Theater Act III: Dark Loops by The Institute for Incongruous Translation“.
“Dark Loops is the third instance of Carbon Theater, an ongoing research project by the Institute of Incongruous Translation (Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand). As the other acts in the series, Dark Loops unfolds from a found site, the abandoned Fort Walem, which was now turned into a bat habitat. The field recordings and synthesised loops on the record further investigate the discrepancies between sensing and knowing and challenge the anthropocentric narratives within current discussions on planetary climate change. The record sleeve of Dark Loops was injected with carbon powder by the artists.“
Edition of 300 copies. Commissioned and presented at SAVVY Contemporary & Contour Biennale.