29/30 November 2021, from 10am to 7.30pm
Park Hub, Via Garofalo 31, Milan
In Front Camera/Back Camera, true to form, Zarbaf introspectively confronts her existential agony, recording the memory of her internal conflict. Made in 2017 as part of the We Are Image-making Machines series, the piece features two projections of the artist and her thoughts. It reveals Zarbaf’s state of “self” reflection versed by the gaze of her ego. Together, the two unfeigned projections exhibit a rather harrowing conversation between the self as “I,” the subjective knower, and the self as “Me,” the known object.
Hoda Zarbaf (1982-2020) was an Iranian-Canadian artist, who produced over 50 multimedia sculptures, compositions and installations in the span of her short-yet-significant career. Her work tours internationally to contemporary art spaces, and has been showcased in museums being Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.