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Sat 28 Nov 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Mon 30 Nov 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Tue 1 Dec 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 2 Dec 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 3 Dec 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Level 2, Radio New Zealand House, 171 Hobson St., CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

An iteration of "Khal," an ongoing project begun by Helga Fassonaki in Tabriz, Iran will be exhibited at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision from 18 November - 3 December.

Fassonaki sent sixteen sculptural scores abroad, for sixteen female artists to interpret and perform publicly in response to a ban on female solo performances in Iran.

The project continues to document a living score as a language used to tell a story, communicate a process, and provide instructions, while remaining transient and undefined.

Presented alongside Fassonaki’s filmed reinterpretation of her score "8 Pillars" will be "Khal Open Book" – an archival box filled with score images, text, notes, interviews, and performance stills collected from September 2015 to today, and including conversations, exchanges, and actions that took place between Fassonaki, and the sixteen plus artists involved.

Join us for the "Khal" exhibition opening at 6pm, Tuesday 17 November. Three of the scores, originally received by Angeline Chirnside, Purple Pilgrims, and Rachel Shearer, will be performed by three new Auckland-based artists at 8pm on opening night.

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