Sana Ghobbeh The wall grows at the root performance web

Sana Ghobbeh

Sana Ghobbeh is an Iranian-born artist and art researcher based in Brussels. The fusi­on of archi­tec­tu­ral rea­ding, inter­per­so­nal sto­ry­tel­ling and ima­gi­na­ry evo­ca­ti­on of a public spa­ce in the mind of the spec­ta­tor is what she aims to explo­re. Her 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. Hence, new nar­ra­ti­ves are sug­ge­sted as the modes of the prac­ti­ce whi­le they fol­low and cre­a­te moments of inter­rup­ti­on simul­ta­neous­ly. The works are reflec­ti­ons upon the urban infra­struc­tu­res and their soci­o­po­li­ti­cal fea­tu­res. The semi-fic­ti­o­nal nar­ra­ti­ves, which are part­ly visu­a­li­zed by con­cur­rent­ly trans­for­ming instal­la­ti­ons, offer flash­backs to major soci­al events. Sana stu­died Architecture in Tehran and recei­ved a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Sweden. She wor­ked as a research assis­tant at Umeå uni­ver­si­ty of Architecture 2013 – 2015.

In her resi­d­en­cy at Kunstenwerkplaats, Sana works on her long term research Performing Spaces — an explo­ra­ti­on on urban struc­tu­res and their inner-nar­ra­ti­ves”. In this research Sana asks how to evo­ke a dias­po­ric urban spa­ce and how to tell the sto­ry of inter­ac­ti­on bet­ween bodies and infra­struc­tu­res. Which words and voi­ces best descri­be the phy­si­cal expe­rien­ces of the­se bodies, and how can an artist trans­la­te the won­ders of spa­ti­al inter­ven­ti­on into a poe­tic script for performance?