Visual Ears Project

Interdisciplinary studies have been shaping and reshaping the boundaries and meaning of music and the visual arts as well as theoretical frameworks upon which these practices are built. On the other hand, performing and fine arts contribute to a broad range of topics and questions examined by other disciplines such as neuroscience and cognitive psychology leading to a deeper understanding of human perception: the spectacular translation of neural activity in the central nervous system into meaningful information.
VISUALEARS is an innovative interdisciplinary project, designed and curated by Shafagh Hadavi, (a student in York University’s M.A. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies) as the creative component of her Master’s thesis which is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project aims to explore music perception and cognition, as well as the experience of mood immersion through the visualization of music, a sonic, gestural phenomenon, by contemporary visual artists, and a consequent immersive experience of simultaneous music-listening and art-watching by a global, virtual audience. All artworks are original and represent each artist’s unique and personal visualization of select musical works as they translate what they have heard into what can be seen.
Two different formats are presented in the virtual rooms of the VISUALEARS exhibition. One offers an immersive experience that includes both music and original works of visual art; the other, a non-immersive version, hosts only the visual works of art. Visitors will be randomly assigned to one of the formats; but if they are directed to the non-immersive one, a link will be provided to the immersive version at the end of their visit, giving them the opportunity to experience the immersive exhibition at their leisure if they wish.
Sincere gratitude to all the participating artists for their remarkable openness and collaborative spirit, to Professor Irene Markoff, Professor David Scott Armstrong, and Professor Joseph DeSouza for their invaluable support and mentorship throughout the entire process, to everyone who helped in any shape or form in realizing this project, and to all viewers and participants for their much-appreciated interest and time. Wishing everyone an enjoyable experience!

“Quartet Diminished” Album Cover

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The cover album photo of Quartet Diminished new album “station Three” is selected from one of Joubeen Mireskandari’s series “Flatland” which was displayed at Mohsen Art Gallery back in 2013.

The Portrait of the band at the back cover taken at Joubeen studio December 2019. 

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Teer Art Advisory

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While the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted Teer’s regular programing and physical events, we are delighted to introduce a new service: Teer Art Advisory. The team at Teer is pleased to announce that it has established a network among an inclusive spectrum of professionals in Iranian art —from the most established galleries and dealers, as well as new and emerging players— to present and procure artworks from a wide and rich scope. 

Joubeen Mireskandari one of the photographers who is represented by Badguir Association in this online event.

AISO Symphony Orchestra (Promotion Photo)

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To accompany the grand exhibition ‘Parviz Tanavoli and the Lions of Iran’ held at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in July 2017, PariSafaMusicFoundation commissioned music and sponsored a concert which held at Vahdat Music Hall (Tehran-Iran). Music composed by Christophe Rezai, Peyman Yazdanian and Mazyar Younesi which played by AISO symphony orchestra and conducted by Mazyar Younesi. This promotion photo was taken for the music album ‘Parviz Tanavoli Tribute Concert’ which released in 26th feb 2021.

La France en Iran

Joubeen Mireskandari (1979), photographe contemporain iranien a débuté sa carrière artistique en 1998. Il a participé à de nombreuses expositions dont “Regards sur l’Iran contemporain” organisée par Badguir en 2019 à Paris. Behzad Hatam, curateur de son dernier projet, dit de lui : « Il n’est pas le photographe des beautés du monde ou de ses monstruosités ; il n’est pas le photographe des images, il est le photographe des contenus, des concepts et du contexte des images. »

Il a résidé en 2019 à la Cité internationale des arts.

Chat with Ramin Sadighi (Hermes Records)

A chat with Ramin Sadighi, owner of Hermes Records from Dadora platform. Due to my recent photography body of works, Ramin Sadighi suggested the theme “A fraction of the whole” or vice versa and its aftermaths on one’s life, to talk about. You could find this recorded live talk on Dadoralb instagram page or just click on this link:

“Quartet Diminished” photo shooting session

Quartet Diminished (L to R: Rouzbeh Fadavi – Soheil Peyghambari – Ehsan Sadigh – Mazyar Younesi) is an Iranian contemporary music band. This shooting session is set for the band portrait photo which is going to be featured in the band upcoming album sleeve jacket.

Artist Residency Cite International des Arts, Paris

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Joubeen Mireskandari comes from Iran to stay in Paris, at the Cite Internationale des Arts, while he works on a research and creation project lasting three to six months. Discover the artist in residence during autumn 2019, through some of her works.

Regards sur l’Iran contemporain – Badguir

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Fédérant une communauté de photographes multiculturels, l’association Badguir et la plateforme Hans Lucas se font l’écho des plus récentes recherches visuelles qui portent sur la société iranienne contemporaine – un regard renouvelé. Organisée autour de quatre séries photographiques, l’exposition «Regards sur l’Iran» réunit les oeuvres de ces photographes ayant exploré l’Iran à l’occasion de leurs séjours dans le pays, qu’ils le découvrent ou en soit originaires. Tous ont capté et fixé des liens forts avec les espaces publics, qui mettent en lumière une société en pleine mutation. Ils saisissent ainsi la jeunesse qui se rebelle, la vie quotidienne… un ensemble qui donne à voir la société d’un oeil neuf.

“View From Outside” – Photo exhibition at Ab/Anbar

“View From Outside” photo exhibition by Joubeen Mireskandari which is curated by Behzad Hatam at Ab/Anbar Gallery is on display from 20th September till 8th November 2019.


This video is provided by Gallery Expo online magazine.