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Research

Sara R. Yazdani holds a PhD in Media Aesthetics and Art History from the University of Oslo (2015-19). Her fields of research are modern and contemporary art with a focus on photography, parallel ecologies and relationships between art, media, and technologies. In September 2019 she defended her PhD dissertation Self-Sufficient Images: Art, Media, and Ecologies in the Works of Wolfgang Tillmans (supervised by professor Ina Blom and Liv Hausken). 

Through the optics of the process ontologies of Gilbert Simondon and Gilles Deleuze, and the media archaeology of Wolfgang Ernst, the dissertation examines how Tillmans’ mode of constellating images reveals a relational conceptualization of photography as the medium enters the digital—a conceptualization attuned to what this study defines as an image ecological practice. Historically contextualizing Tillmans’ practice with reference to artworks from the 1920s and 1960s which have explored visual art in comparable relational terms, the dissertation discusses how Tillmans’ practice creates relationships between bodies, technologies, nature and thing in ways that challenge identity politics, subject-object dualism and the anthropocentric world-view.

Yazdani is also an art critic, contributing to Artforum International, Mousse MagazineObjektiv, art & education, and Kunstkritikk and over the past years she has curated a various of different art projects and exhibitions. 

Background

Between 2016 and 2019 Yazdani was co-leading the interdisciplinary research group Media Aesthetics, at the University of Oslo. 

In 2016, she was a guest researcher at Medienwissenschaft at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (invited by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ernst).

She holds a Master of Media Studies and History of Arts from the University of Oslo (2010-12) with a focus on modern and contemporary art, media, and technologies, and a Bachelor in Cultural Studies from Nottingham Trent University.

Teaching

Environmental Humanities: Menneskets tidsalder? (BA). Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Media analysis (BA), Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Media Aesthetics, (BA and MA)Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (subject leader).

Audiovisual Aesthetics (BA), Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

Alternative Film (BA), Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

Methods in Media Studies: Close Textual and Visual Analysis" (MA). Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

Fotografi, kultur, samfunn (BA and MA), Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

EXFAC03-MVIT – Examen facultatum, Medievitenskapelige grunnferdigheter (BA), Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

Publications and Academic works

Journal Articles (a selection)

"Snow, Dirt, Light: Wolfgang Tillmans’ Abstract Mediations," Depth of Field. Leiden: Leiden University Press (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2019).

“Fungi, Art and Life: Wolfang Tillmans' Neue Welt”, British Computer Society. Special Issue: Politics of the Machine: Art and After, Bind EVA Copenhagen (Electronic Workshops in Computing), 2018. 

“Toxic Environments, Sensitivities and Planetary Times: A Conversation with Susanne M. Winterling,” Mousse Magazine (August 2018)

Wuxia. Special Issue: Iranian Film and Art, eds. Sara R. Yazdani and Kaveh Tehrani, no. 1-2, 2018.

“Introduction: Cyborgs, the Poetic and Political: Notes on Iranian Cinema,” Wuxia. Special Issue: Iranian Film and Art, eds. Sara R. Yazdani and Kaveh Tehrani, no. 1-2, 2018. 

 “New Forms of Life: The Physicality and Poetics of Pictures,” with Susanne M. Winterling, Objektiv.Tidskrift for kamerabasert kunst (2015)

 

Books and Book Chapters

"Meditative Works and Grey Ecologies with Affect: Complement for Company (skyline and sky)." With Susanne M. Winterling in Writing Images. Conversations on Photography, ed. Antonio Cataldo. Berlin: Kehrer Verlag, 2019 (forthcoming 2019)

“Bodily Transformations” in New Scandinavian Photography, eds. Bjarne Bare and Behzad Farazollahi. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015. 

Fra Terror til Overvåking, eds. Liv Hausken, Trine Haagensen and Sara R. Yazdani. Oslo: Vidarforlaget, 2014

Oslo, Norge: En Samtal om Bilder,” in Fra Terror till Overvåking, Liv Hausken, Trine Haagensen, and Sara R. Yazdani (eds.) Oslo: Vidarforlaget, 2014

”The Portrait in Art” in Portaits by Waiters, ed. Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson. Oslo: Multinational Enterprise, 2014

 

Art Criticism 

“Beyond the Individual: “Expanded Sculpture” and the Social at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo,” Art & Education (Artforum and e-flux) (May 2019)

“Sandra Mujinga”, Artforum International (July 2018)

“Matias Faldbakken”, Artforum International (December 2017)

“Karl Larsson”, Artforum International (April 2017)

”Wolfgang Tillmans”, Artforum International (May 2016)

“Eloquent Materials”, Kunstkritikk (September 2016)

“Digital Flows”, Kunstkritikk (February 2016)

“En Taktil Värld”, Kunstkritikk (March 2015)

“Organiska Medier,” Kunstkritikk (February 2015)

“Objekets Sosiala Process,” Kunstkritikk (January 2015)

”The Sculptural Body,” The Plantation Journal (July 2014)

 

Guest Lectures

“Contesting Images” with Khaled Barakeh and Terje Abusdal. Plenary Conversation. Let’s Talk About Images. Fotogalleriet, Oslo. November 2018.

“Photography as Diagrammatic” Plenary Lecture. Art Criticism and the Anthropocene, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway. June 2018.

“Art, Fungi, and Photography” Plenary lecture. Forms of Life: Vitalisms, Bio-politics and New Ecologies. Text, Image, Sound, Space. Programme franco-norvégien, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. January 2018

“On Ecologies, Mediation and Para” With Goutam Ghosh and Jason Havneraas. Plenary conversation. Kunstnernas Hus, Oslo. April 2018.

"Photography, Life and Social Ontologies” Plenary lecture. Networks, Topologies, Aesthetics. Department of Art History, University of Oslo. January 2017.

“A Conception of Photography as Media Diagrammatic” Keynote lecture. Medien, die wir meinen. Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Medienwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. June 2016.

“Contemporary Material Processes, Media, and Bodies in Wolfgang Tillmans’ Approaches” Plenary lecture. What is the Contemporary? Text, Image, Sound, Space. Programme franco-norvégien, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. January 2016. 

“Temporality, Life and Photography” Keynote lecture. How to do the History of the 1970s.Edinburgh University and Schools of Fine Arts. May 2015.

 

Emneord: Medieestetikk, Samtidskunst, Avantgarde, Kunst og teknologi, Media Archaeology

Publikasjoner

  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2018). Introduction: Cyborgs, the Poetic and Political: Notes on Iranian Cinema. Wuxia.  ISSN 1893-739X.  (1-2)
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2018). Photography, Fungi and Social Ontologies: Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt. Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC).  ISSN 1477-9358.  British Computer Society: EVA Copenhagen 2018 Vis sammendrag
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2018). Sandra Mujinga. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. & Winterling, Susanne M. (2018). Toxic Environments, Sensitivities, and Planetary Times. Mousse Magazine.  ISSN 2035-2565.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2017). Karl Larsson. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2017). Matias Faldbakken. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • R. Yazdani, Sara (2016). Digital Flows. Kunstkritikk.no.  ISSN 1504-0925.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2016). Benjamin Crotty. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2016). Eloquent Materials. Kunstkritikk.no.  ISSN 1504-0925.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2016). Wolfgang Tillmans. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2015). Bodily Transformations: The Work of Marius Engh, In Bjarne Bare & Behzad Farazollahi (ed.),  New Scandinavian Photography.  Black Dog Publishing.  ISBN 9781910433096.  Chapter 4.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren & Winterling, Susanne M. (2015). New Forms of Life: The Physicality and Poetics of Pictures. Objektiv. Tidskrift for kamerabasert kunst.  ISSN 1891-6198.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2014). Privata ögonblick: kropp och intimitet i Lina Scheynius fotografier. Objektiv. Tidskrift for kamerabasert kunst.  ISSN 1891-6198.

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  • Hausken, Liv; Haagensen, Trine Krigsvoll & Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (red.) (2014). Fra Terror til Overvåking. Vidarforlaget AS.  ISBN 978-82-7990-233-1.  320 s.

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  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2019). Beyond the Individual: “Expanded Sculpture” and the Social at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. art&education (artforum and e-flux).
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2019). Self-Sufficient Images: Art, Media and Ecologies in the Works of Wolfgang Tillmans. Vis sammendrag
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2019). The Relevance and Possible Limitations of Media Archaeology for an Understanding of the Digital in Contemporary Media Art.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2018). Messy Ecologies. Kunstkritikk International Edition.
  • Yazdani, Sara R. (2016). A Conception of Photography as Media Diagrammatic.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2015). Art Belongs to Those Who See It. Artforum International.  ISSN 1086-7058.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2015). En Taktil Värld. Kunstkritikk.no.  ISSN 1504-0925.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2015). Objektets sociala process. Kunstkritikk.no.  ISSN 1504-0925.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2015). Organiska Medier. Kunstkritikk.no.  ISSN 1504-0925.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2014). En konceptuell utopi. Fett.  ISSN 1504-1921.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2014). Oslo, Norge: En samtale med Eivind Lentz, I: Liv Hausken; Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen & Sara Elina Rundgren Yazdani (red.),  Fra Terror til Overvåking.  Vidarforlaget AS.  ISBN 978-82-7990-233-1.  Kapittel 11.
  • Yazdani, Sara Elina Rundgren (2014). The Sculptural Body.

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Publisert 2. apr. 2014 17:02 - Sist endret 9. okt. 2019 19:55