ZAGROS | Ariane Lorrain
Mon. 11.05. 13:00 – 15:00 | Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Seminarraum D, NIG 4.Stock, | Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Free Entry

Zagros, by Ariane Lorrain and Shahab Mihandoust, is a visually impressive example of the cinema of the senses. In a poetic style, it follows the creation of carpets across the Western mountains of Iran, the land of Bakhtiaris. Wool is the guiding thread that traverses nomadic and sedentary cultures, revealing the worlds of weavers, dyers and shepherds through their labour. Carpets weave the social fabric of their lives, giving it form as well as colour. The work is hard and is gradually being devalued by the outside world – but their lives are carried by the love they feel for their traditions. 

In this year’s workshop, Canadian-Iranian Filmmaker and Anthropologist Ariane Lorrain reveals the meaning of the cinema of the senses and carries us to discuss questions of sensory ethnography, audio-visual elicitation and the meaning of poetry and art as a means to open up cultural and social worlds, not through the spoken word but through an incorporated feeling of experience.

Workshop held in English.