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Sanaz Sohrabi, _Scenes of Extraction_ | صحنه های استخراج, 2023, still, film essay, 43 min, Canada/Iran. Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Sanaz Sohrabi.
A Round Table. Visualizing Extraction

Free - No prior booking required

During this round table between artist Sanaz Sohrabi, Siobhan Angus, Ph.D., and Ishita Tiwary, Ph.D., the discussants will address petromodernity’s relationship with photography and film as embodied technologies of coloniality during the operations of British Petroleum in Asia.

They will further engage with the artist’s expansive archival research into BP’s archives to investigate the relationship between political economy of photography, archival technologies, and visual history of resource extraction in Iran. Sanaz Sohrabi will further unpack her essay film Scenes of Extraction and the expanded installation created specifically for the exhibition Extraction Out of Frame on view at VOX.

Sanaz Sohrabi (b.1988, Tehran) is a research-based artist, filmmaker, and essayist currently a Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et culture doctoral candidate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, Montréal.

Siobhan Angus is an art historian and organizer. She is an assistant professor of Media Studies at Carleton University and holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture from York University where her dissertation was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

Ishita Tiwary is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. She also directs the research lab on Media and Migration–Raah. She also directs the research lab on Media and Migration–Raah