Pop-Up Palmyra

 

POP-UP PALMYRA:

ART IN RESPONSE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PAST

Cal Day
April 16, 2016

Events:

Exhibit on cultural heritage destruction, featuring artwork of Fred Parhad and Sepehr Bakhtiari (all day)
One-day exhibit of artwork contributed by community members in response to cultural heritage destruction (all day)
Kids!  Write your name in cuneiform, an ancient writing system of the Middle East (10:30AM-2PM)
Response room: Write, draw, and express yourself on the walls of the Hearst Museum! (all day)

Community-contributed films and video (showings beginning at 10AM, 12PM, and 2PM) including:
• Premier of ‘Tepe Nush-e Jan’- a short documentary on the excavations of a Median site by Ruth Stronach
• ‘Destruction’ by Niko Doerschel
• ‘Hatra Heads’ by Sepehr Bakhtiari
• ‘Sistan without Words’ by Sooror Ghanimati
• Podcast by Martina Kern
• ‘Rome Was!’ by Randolph Langenbach

‘Ashara’ video installation, a 3D exploration of languages of the Middle East (12PM-2PM)
Demonstrations of 3D and VR reconstructions of heritage sites (12PM-2PM)