Sana Ghobbeh The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows
How to tell the story of interaction between bodies and infrastructures? How can an artist translate the wonders of spatial intervention into a poetic script for performance?
Exploring the fusion of architectural reading, interpersonal storytelling and imaginary evocation of a public space, Sana Ghobbeh’s works comprise an interaction with particular architectural elements where a performer engages with the disrupted urban space and transforms it into an evolving context of engagement. While questioning the relationships between and within historical events, and about discovering small actions that can shake the stability of architectural elements that favour oppression, subtle counter-actions are developed through poetry, imagination and fabulation.
In her work ‘The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows’, Sana introduces us to the private property of a historical figure: this particular plot of land is located in the Evin neighborhood that stretches from the northwest of Tehran to the foot of the Alborz mountains. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, she invites us to follow her drawing new narratives from this urban fabric.
Sana Ghobbeh is an Iranian-born artist and art researcher based in Brussels. She studied architecture in Tehran and received a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Sweden. Sana worked as a research assistant at Umeå University of Architecture 2013 – 2015, and was part of the research environment of a.pass in Brussels in 2016.
By and with: Sana Ghobbeh
Dramaturgical advice: Maarten Van den Bussche
With special thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot & Samah Hijawi
Supported by Kunstenwerkplaats