Atoosa Pour Hosseini: The Magic Circle

20 Oct-3 Dec 2023

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
Dublin 2 D02 AC84


Influenced by early avant-garde cinema, Atoosa Pour Hosseini explores illusion, reality, and perception through the media of film, video installation and performance. She works with the material textures of 8mm and 16mm film as well as digital processes to explore layers of space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition with startling interruptions. Her work explores the play of light in nature, including the sun cycle and phenomena which occurs when recording with analogue cameras. She is also inspired by the enduring symbolism of magic and how this relates to the chemical alchemy of traditional film processing. Pour Hosseini’s practice is collaborative and she engages with performers and composers within her films themselves as well as live performance screenings that activate the films and create an atmospheric staging within her exhibitions.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini is an Iranian Irish artist filmmaker based in Dublin. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2022); Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2021); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2021); The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (2021); The Lab, Dublin (2018); Museum of the Moving Image, New York (2017). Pour Hosseini held a Three Year Membership Studio at TBG+S (2019-2023) and is a recipient of the Arts Council Project Award 2023.