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Documenting performances that corporate saturated colorful lights in the presence of people/performers are challenging. Listening, an exhibition and performance by Reza and Raheleh Filsoofi, was a good example of this challenge.


In a world often dominated by visual stimulation, Raheleh Filsoofi, and Reza Filsoofi's "Listening" exhibition stands as a testament to the power of sound as a medium for artistic expression. Through their innovative approach, they challenge our preconceived notions of how art can be experienced. By embracing the art of listening, they offer viewers a profound and immersive encounter with the world of sound. Their exhibition serves as a reminder that the act of listening, both to the world around us and to one another, is an essential aspect of our human experience.

"Listening: The Fourth String is an artistic collaboration that combines artist, musician, and community,” said Michael Dickins, director of The New Gallery. “This project conceptualizes listening and examines the listening experience as a means for change in societal perceptions and intercultural communication, particularly in regards to the Middle Eastern Community in the Middle Tennessee region."*

You can look at both the individual installations shots of the show and the digital version of the printed exhibition catalog. Please note that the catalog includes some images that have not been taken by me.

All images are copyrighted.

Photo Credit: © Amirmasoud Agharebparast.

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