2008 7th 7a*11d Festival
Mahan Javadi untitled performance Toronto 2006 PHOTO unknown
Project Zero: Space
Saturday October 25 6 – 9 pm
XPACE Cultural Centre
Space is one installment of Project Zero, a series of 3 performances (along with Time and Communication) about efficiency, editing and control. Project Zero is a lifestyle adjustment. It is a series of experiments. It is learning through experience with applied knowledge. It is about understanding the dynamics of what we are and how we live in order to attempt to improve it. Space is the finale of a three-month performance of reducing my personal belongings. The goal is to remove and destroy the majority of these possessions, striving for proficiency and a streamlining of life itself. With fewer possessions, acts of control and self-editing become increasingly more simplified and plausible.
Mahan Javadi is a Toronto-based artist, curator, and designer. His work explores the ways in which we understand and experience the world, both in terms of physical interaction and knowledge. Problem-solving is an important part of Mahan’s process, as he approaches every piece as a series of obstacles, each requiring a unique and innovative solution.