LUX is delighted to announce the first UK exhibition by Iranian artist and filmmaker Maryam Tafakory.
I want to tell you what I can’t presents the artist’s works Nazarbazi (the play of glances) نظربازی and Irani Bag ایرانی کیف, alongside fragments of more recent work.
There will be a closing event on Saturday 17th June 2023.
Nazarbazi (the play of glances) (2022) is a film about love and desire in Iranian cinema, where depictions of intimacy and touch between women and men are prohibited.
Irani Bag (2021) is a split-screen video essay that deconstructs the depiction of a seemingly innocent object—the handbag—in order to propose a textual and political analysis of censorship and intimacy in post-revolution Iran. Irani Bag invites the spectator to reconsider the relationship between sight and touch.
Captioned screenings of Nazarbazi and Irani Bag will take place daily.
The audio-described version of Nazarbazi (the play of glances) نظربازی is available at our gallery and online by request. To arrange a viewing, please send an email to [email protected].
Nazarbazi (the play of glances) نظربازی is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella as part of BEYOND. Irani Bag ایرانی کیف is commissioned by the Asian Film Archive, Singapore.
Captions for Nazarbazi (the play of glances) نظربازی courtesy of FVU. Captions for Irani Bag ایرانی کیف courtesy of LUX Moving Image.
Audio Description for Nazarbazi (the play of glances) نظربازی courtesy of VocalEyes.
The exhibition is accompanied by a reading list selected by Maryam Tafakory. You can download the reading list as a PDF here
27 April 2023 / 6-8PM
Closing Event: In-conversation event with Maryam Tafakory, Zara Joan Miller and Elhum Shakerifar
17 June 2023 / 7PM
Our screening consists of two films, with a total runtime of 28 minutes. The films will be shown every half hour from 12 pm to 5 pm, with the captioned version available hourly at half past the hour.
Auditory/Visual Access: We have hearing loops, a large print guide and magnifying glasses available in the space. The video works in the black box space have open captions. (Please check the screening schedule).
Sensory Access: Please note that the exhibition space is very dark, and the sound/
noise volume is adjusted to a higher level. Let us know in advance if you require the room
to be brighter or lower volume environment.
Content Note: Nazarbazi نظربازی contains depictions of body injury.