MORAVEK STILL - CREDIT Abbas Zahedi
Somerset House Studios resident

Abbas Zahedi

Abbas Zahedi’s interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with sound, sculpture, and other performative media.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Abbas Zahedi’s interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with sound, sculpture, and other performative media. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi makes connections whenever possible with those around, in proximity to, or involved with the particular situations upon which he focuses. Through a non-approximate approach, one foregrounding the multiple specificities of a cite/site and those beyond sight, Zahedi invites others into an ongoing conversation. It is through careful gestures that Zahedi’s practice is enunciated.

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Abbas Zahedi, How to Make A How From A Why? 2020. Installation view, South London Gallery. Credit: Andy Stagg
Abbas Zahedi, How to Make A How From A Why? 2020. Installation view, South London Gallery. Credit: Andy Stagg
Abbas Zahedi: How To Make A How From A Why? | Artist interview

Working through sound, performative remnants, and site-specific intervention, Abbas Zahedi’s focus during this residency builds on his recent work sampling meditation apps. Here, ritualistic rhythms provide an undercurrent that re-enliven mediated transcendence. Instead of a pure sonic encounter, Zahedi’s work will tune the space of Gallery 31, enabling an improvised tempo, or rather, a de-choreographed palpitation.