Moly and Kassandra
”Moly and Kassandra is an extension of formal and conceptual concerns that have defined my practice to date: respectively, the exploration of narrative form in an immersive gallery space, and an examination of the various narratives that structure contemporary life. Building on my previous project, Resort, which critically examines the Enlightenment impetus to "improve" life through a fictional narrative set in an hyperbolic all-inclusive resort, this project launches an inquiry into dominant representations of the economy in the Western cultural tradition, along three thematic lines” -Matilda Aslizadeh
Matilda Aslizadeh is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Her media installations are characterized by dense visual surfaces and unexpected juxtapositions drawn from from a range of influences including early cinema, cartography and fashion. Deeply invested in exploring the critical potential of immersive spectacle, the ambivalent centrality of storytelling in human existence, and the fluid threshold between documentation and fictionalization, Aslizadeh’s work locates political thinking firmly within affective experience.
Aslizadeh received a BFA from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, and has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Canada including: Foreman Gallery (Sherbrooke, Quebec), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, Ontario), Simon Fraser University Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal, Quebec), SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels (Montreal, Quebec), Or Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Artspeak Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia). Recent exhibitions include participation in Art Souterrain Contemporary Art Festival, Montreal, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, and the group exhibition, Believe, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto.