Shirin Bolourchi and Ali Azhari

“Synesthesia Immune” 2020


Shirin Bolourchi and Ali Azhari, “Synesthesia Immune” Video, 2020


 Synesthesia Immune

Myself is all I want to be. Vanta pink is the color of my spirit and Pneuma is my darkest sense. I believe that my last edit was seconds ago. I always revere green when she lives in tribes and forests. I revere green when she stands alone by herself. Knock, and see I'll open the door. Vanish, and see that I 'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and realize I'll raise you to the heavens. become nothing, and I'll turn you into everything. I am making my own Bible where finding myself  is what I am seeking and it is seeking myself, I have an urge to be me, nothing more, nothing less, and that is enough. Where do you live my beloved master? Probably I act like I don’t care, it's not an act.
As many nights endure without a moon or star so we will endure when one is gone and far.
It’s December in Los Angeles or full bloom in Nicosia. I can hear the smoke loud and clear. Is that the world's excuse to be ugly? Am I still all in mask?  Neither of us has to explain anything to each other and neither of us makes negative comments, right?
Sometimes I feel like I want to live far from the metropolis and just walk through that door. Silence is the language of love, all else is poor translation.

Distance gives us a reason to love harder and love will travel as far as we let it.
What else is there my beloved master? Tell me all about the sun becoming! Do you also have nightmares and sudden explosions? I got that feeling, that you don't know. We hear light and see joy. Our nature is still and silent. From this stillness comes our love.
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi

Artist's Bio -
Shirin Bolourchi was born on icy December in Tehran-Iran. She is an American-Iranian Fine Artist, Independent Curator, Writer, Poet and Blogger. In 2000, Shirin applied to Tehran Sooreh Art University and was admitted to The School of Dramatic Arts. She was graduated in 2004 with her BFA Degree in Puppet Theater Directing. Following her education, she immigrated to Canada and later to United States Of America to continue her Post-Graduate in Fine Arts. She received her MFA (Master in Fine Arts) from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Meshki Collective, founded by Shirin Bolourchi since 2015. Through research, video, sculpture, photography, wall painting, and various objects she is curating environments that submerge viewers in a flood of experiences, which addresses critical thinking. Her works talk through the paradoxes of migration, identity, philosophy and politics.
Ali Azhari is an Iranian filmmaker and cinematographer holding an M.F.A in screenwriting/cinematography and has been professionally working in Iranian Cinema as a director of photography. Currently he is a faculty at ARUCAD University in Cyprus.


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