Artist:

Ângela Ferreira (born 1958, Maputo, Mozambique; lives and works in Lisbon).

Description:

Sculpture in PVC, iron, aluminium, electric installation, amplifier and megaphones; 285 x 175 x 105 cm

12 drawings: Graphite on fabriano paper; print; 21 x 29 cm

Sound: Forough Farrokhzad – Tavalodi Digar; 4:17; loop

Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad (2020) was designed for broadcasting poetry, as a homage to the Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967). The work combines Ferreira’s concerns with the material consequences of modernism and how those forms evolve and change as they travel through the world. The sculpture is one of a series of towers that Ângela Ferreira began in 2008. The starting point of this project was Gustav Klutsis’ multimedia agitprop kiosks in revolutionary Russia and Shukhov’s radio tower built in the early 1920s near Moscow. These references intersect with the image of the multi-purpose 435 meters’ Milad Tower in Tehran and with the image of a 1966 Iranian stamp celebrating the completion of the CENTO telecommunications projects. It also Indirectly points to the Islamic Republic’s cultural war and the violent repression of any voices of political freedom in Iran.” – Appleton, gallery website.

 

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