Limited Access Four | Jan 11-16
In collaboration with Aaran Gallery, Mooweex.com and Saroseda
Founded in early 2007, Limited Access, International Festival of Video, Sound
and Performance celebrates its 6th year-anniversary in January 2013 at Aaran gallery .
The Tehran based Festival, naturally evolved from Parkingallery’s Video
Archive, an ongoing project documenting the diverse and fragmented new media scene both in Iran and abroad since 2004. Limited Access collaborates with individuals, collectives and archive projects across the globe. The collaboration history in previous editions of the festival involves Reloading Images (Berlin), SCCA (Ljubljana), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo) and Studio Strike (London). Beside the Festival have had the pleasure to work with various guest curators over the years to name a few: Miha Colner & Ida Hirsenfelder (SCCA – Ljubljana), Sarah Rifkey (Townhouse Gallery Cairo), Rozita Sharafjahan ( Azad Gallery – Tehran ), Bita Razavi ( Helsinki ) and Shirin Sabahi ( Stockholm ).
Limited Access Team (Fourth Edition)
Amirali Ghasemi ( Parkingallery Projects – Tehran )
Anahita Hekmat ( Paris )
Sona Safaie ( Toronto )
Arash Khakpour ( Mooweex – Tehran )
Arash Salehi ( Saroseda -Tehran )
Ryan B. Willie ( Free From Film Festival -San Francisco )
About Parkingallery Projects
Parkingallery is an independent project space based in Tehran, started in 1998 originally as a temporary exhibition space, and graphic design studio. In summer 2002, online project Parkingallery.com went online and since then along with introducing numerous young artists to Tehran’s emerging contemporary art scene, initiated various International exhibitions and workshop projects.
Parkingallery’s Video Archive
The video archive of Iranian and International artists, has been launched in 2004, after having successful experiences with our mega project “Deep Depression” and since then it has been growing accordingly; we collect, keep and update the artworks for educational and non commercial purposes, we also promote the work by organizing screenings, artist/expert talks and presentations along with exhibiting them in Iran and abroad. We are interested in practices in new media, sound, performance and interactive works which normally don’t have a proper platform to be seen and discovered both by researchers and curators who visit us frequently. In addition to what mentioned above, the living archive, remain fresh and up to date by exchanging works with various institutions and collectives around the world.
We highly welcome other interesting audio/video materials such as documentaries on arts, experimental sound projects, interventions in public space, performances, music videos, plus documentations such as lectures, interviews, workshops, seminars.
Saroseda is a creative initiative which is trying to make new sonic and visual projects by integrating technology, science, interactive environments and Audio Visual programming platforms.
Saroseda by different pose to mainstream tries to reach new forms in Iranian Contemporary Art scene by introducing the potential of collaboration between different disciplines in the shape of organizing workshops and jamming of computer based artists.
The mooweex internet cinema was launched to show selected works by Iranian film-makers. The cinema shows a broad spectrum of films including documentaries, fictions, video clips, animations and video arts. On mooweex you can watch the work of new artists as well as a number of old and rare Iranian films.
The cinema gives easy access to some exceptional works including a number of international prize winners. The aim of the collection is to provide a deep insight into Iranian culture which is not achievable by any other medium in the same way.