Join us for a behind the scenes studio visit at Spike Island. This is a chance to explore artists’ and makers’ studios, see their working environments and learn about their processes and view works-in-progress in an informal and friendly setting.
On this visit, we meet artist Amak Mahmoodian. She will discuss her project Dream (2019 – present), which throws light on dreams, their relationship to our daily lives and connection to the inner states of individuals living in exile.
Over the last decade, Mahmoodian has balanced her life in the UK with displacement from her past, family and home country. The project seeks to capture the dreams and unseen worlds of those who share similar experiences of being exiled from their homeland. Using photographs, videos, texts and drawings, Mahmoodian creates a bridge for visualising dreams to define loss and inner voids in a relatable way. To date, she has worked with 14 individuals of various nationalities.
Amak Mahmoodian is an award-winning photographer, poet and educator. Born in Shiraz, Iran, she studied in Iran and the UK.
Mahmoodian’s work questions notions of identity, bridging a space between personal and political. Through her journey she explores the effects of exile and distance on memory, dreams and daily life. Working with images, poems, archives and videos, she looks for the lyrical reality frames in the photographs.
This event is wheelchair accessible.