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Other Scales of Prosody
Tanaz Modabber [see all titles]
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Tanaz Modabber Other Scales of Prosody
Text by Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch.

Graphic design: Santiago da Silva.
published in May 2018
English edition
17,3 x 22,5 cm (leporello)
108 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-943514-72-8
EAN: 9783943514728
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This leporello artist's book is the last iteration of an ever-mutating project by artist Tanaz Modabber. It reproduces a sixty-meter-long drawing which was also used in the past as a score, and as a referential mapping. The work also refers to the links between poetry, music, architecture, and politics in Iran.
This publication, in form of a leporello, captures a singular sixty-meter-long or one-hour-long drawing by artist Tanaz Modabber. Conceived with the core idea that the piece would shift form, scale, and tone through multiple stages of translation, the work's latest transition manifests as this artist-annotated publication with accompanying essay by Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch. Activated by varying means, the scroll-like drawing has been read as a score as well as, in this format, the basis for an expanded referential mapping. Along the length of the published piece a collection of images suggests potential relationships between prosody in poetry, music, architecture, and politics in Iran. In 2014 an hour-long video of the meandering drawing was displayed as notation for a prize-winning sound composition performed by Modabber and sound composer Pierre Mourle within the Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol. 9. The visual composition remains open to interpretation in future texts, sounds, and spatial arrangements.
Tanaz Modabber (born in Tehran, lives and works in Berlin) is an Iranian artist, working with installations and architectural structures. Her artistic practice is influenced by her background as a classical musician.