Past + Future Forms

single channel sound + video

Sholeh Asgary in collaboration with Dena Al-Adeeb, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Leyya Mona Tawil.

51:53 minutes

Imaging expansive futures beyond linear time and the constraints of geo-politics, crude oil, and water, “Past and Future Forms” is initiated by interdisciplinary-sound artist Sholeh Asgary with artist-scholar Dena Al-Adeeb, visual-performance artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and performance-sound artist Leyya Mona Tawil. 


Reflecting the non-static nature of the body within the context of self-defined notions of time as shaped by the geography of foreign policy, crude oil and water, “Past and Future Forms” uses the Epic of Gilgamesh as a departure point in a series of performances that excavate the elusive body across time and space.

supported by Soundwave NEXT, and presented at Gray Area Center for the Arts.