Beef Presents : The films of Tara Najd  Ahmadi at Watershed
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A event held at Watershed on Thursday 28th March. The event starts at 18:30.

BEEF presents... Conspirators of Perception III
- The Commonplace Unravelled: The Films of Tara Najd Ahmadi -

Thursday 28 March, 18:30

Join us for a retrospective of works by Tara Najd Ahmadi, presented in partnership with Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film (BEEF).

Ahmadi is an Iranian artist and filmmaker whose recent body of work focuses on creating a panorama of rarely-heard, marginalized stories. Her playful use of the camera reveals subtle socio-political nuances beneath the everyday experience.
Her work creates a sense of intimate closeness and at the same time raises alertness towards what lies beneath the layers of daily life. There is a subtle humour, a deliberate lightness of touch in how film after film she delves deeper into conditions in which commonplace is mixed with social and political complexities. She uses different mediums from analogue formats, home movies, segments of cinematic references, direct on film painting and animation techniques. Her narration is casual and intimate like reading a diary. Her short sharp sentences along with the punctuated editing style, leaves us with parcels of thoughts and images. Just as in the game of pass the parcel, we unpack layer upon layer of untold memories, histories and conflicts that are deemed to be too minor to be told, or doomed to be forgotten.

The following shorts that will be shown at this screening:

Measuring the Level of Resistance (2011)
Three Minutes of a Headless Life (2014)
Productive Frustration (2016)
A Week with Azar (2018)
An Art Historian Recipe (2022)
My Sleepless Friends (2023)
Surfacing Images (2023)

Followed by a Q&A with the artist.
For more information about her work, check her website and the links below:

The films will be fully captioned and the Q&A will feature BSL interpretation.




The screening is presented in partnership with BEEF, and made possible by the support of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) and The Brunswick Club.

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