Produced under Lockdown NEW FORM PANEL II is originally part of the 'Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0' VR exhibit opening on March 30th and running through May 13th 2020.
‘ In March 2020 I moved back into my Marbella workshop after six months in Morocco, where I had been sourcing and producing the ‘Banners of the Unbanished’ monumental installation for the 1-54 African Art fair that successfully opened in February. A few days in, the world went into a lockdown. I decided to enforce the lockdown rule to the letter and only use media I had inside the workshop, at hand. Cutting off from outside supplies, I reflected on Rem Koolhaas’s idea of ‘Junkspace’ , a concept I had previously juggled with for my first London solo show at Mews 42 Gallery, down in 2013. I here worked around a monochromatic palette reusing recuperated furniture fabric, transforming my post-tribal lost forms into new forms - in order to express sentiment of confinement. The feeling of the outside from the inside. The freedom of inner vitality so present in all Persian poetry that ultimately also turned into the creation of a poetic soundscape ‘ The Strange Death of The Future’. The title of the exhibition is taken from a Chet Baker track I had on as I was working, it threw me back to the 1988 "Let's Get Lost" black and white film by photographer Bruce Weber - that I have always loved - documenting Chet Baker’s last days on earth. It expresses an idea of the internal voyage, where true creative freedom always lies’ Firouz FarmanFarmaian
Atelier Firouz FarmanFarmaian - Nouvelle Vague Artspaces
'Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0' VR exhibit March 30th and running through May 13th 2020-- Nouvelle Vague Artspaces, Sotogrande / Janet Rady Fine Art, London / Nava Contemporary, San Francisco.