In Rainbow, Nazanin Fakoor explores the theme of ‘identity’, both from her personal experience as an artist with roots in Iran, Germany and Belgium, and from a universal human perspective. For her, identity is fluid and by definition multiple. The rainbow from the title symbolises the many layers that shape our human existence.
Rainbow I, shown in KANAL, creates a moving universe of colours and depth through an ingenious play of video and mirror foil. In Les Brigittines, Rainbow II proposes an ephemeral rainbow of water drops and light. The two installations at the festival are part of an overarching project that will result in a performative and immersive installation with live music during the Lunalia festival in nona in May 2019.
NAZANIN FAKOOR studied theatre arts in Munich and Paris, and scenography at La Cambre in Brussels. She has participated in various co-operative projects and exhibitions, in theatres, museums and opera houses throughout the world, where she worked with Robert Wilson, Zhang Huang and Anish Kapoor. Her visual installations and performances are utopian approaches to reality at the boundary between the recognizable and estranging, between truth and illusion.