So basically life been fantastically productive for me after finishing Youth Art programme 2015-16 in March.
I have started ‘Hidden Tales, From The Rochdale Underground’ project as the Digital Artist/Animator, which is an 18 month project to give expression to the unique wit and profound narrative of the Petrus service users and volunteers, by creating Digital stories such as short films, animation, poetry films and etc.
I have produced few animations and my main work was No Mean Feet which is a Motion Graphic Photography video based on an amazing poem by one of the service users of Petrus which is also the photographer of the images in the video. We had an amazing event 20th October at Touch Stones Arts and Heritage Centre with nearly 90 audiences and we received such powerful and positive feedback.
I have also continued working on creating documentaries on Homeless issue in Manchester which is getting worst and I worked with Mancunian Way amazing project “Change 4 Good” and I have produced Change 4 Good Project video and we are continuing our work and research to stop the homelessness in Manchester.
By continuing my work as Digital Marketing Admin, Digital Artist and Media Content Producer for CAN, I have met with 2 big and well known Artists from my country Iran which are living in Manchester, to bring them back to the Art world in the UK.
I have also worked with Contact Theatre and Z-Arts to produce Testimony video for an interactive show By Darren Pritchard, staring Yvonne Shelton.
I have also got published in Elevator fiction book by Common word as one of their BAME writers which was an other fantastic achievement for me.
By working on so many Digital and Media works, I have been invited to Rethink Digital Conference this year at HOME MCR to look at what is next as Digital for Manchester which is expecting to be a Digital City in the UK.
Continuing my visual Research on Far East of Asia mainly Japanese Mythology after massive succes on ‘Amaterasu, Goddess of The Sun’ project 2014-15, I have developed some more ideas and we agreed on doing a Digital Innovative Performance for Japan Day 2018 which she said Japan society of North West (JSNW) is so excited about and they would love to make it happen and they ask me to be in charge. I have discussed it with CAN and HOME MCR I have been accepted to do two Directing Course with HOME with 9 other Artists to start Directing Theatre. It was such an amazing opportunity for me at the same time starting the Digital Innovative project with JSNW and also my background in Iran as a Theatre Director, worked together for me to make the best of these two courses.
In my first course I have worked with with Walter Meierjohann (Artistic Director of HOME), John McGrath (MIF), Richard Gregory (Quarantine Theatre), JMK Trust and Zoonation.
The second course was with Lily Sykes as part of Berlin Now festival looking at Germany Theatre and the directing style form there which was really amazing and different and I have learned a lot. It made me to look at Germany expressionists style mainly inset design and looking at different styles in directing and producing a theatre piece.
I am doing more planning for the end of this year to start this Digital Innovative Project for 2017-18 which is so exciting for me working with also some Japanese companies and Artists.
The project ‘Outside The Frame Arts’ which is collaborating BAME Artists in Manchester & Palestinian writers to deliver series of writing & theatre workshops, and I am the Digital Artist and Digital Producer for this project, got funded by Arts Council and we finally started which is an incredible news.
I am currently excited to working with Youth Art Programme 2016-17, again as the Digital Media Content Producer for the third year and continuing my work as the Digital Marketing Admin and Digital Artist/Producer specially for a new Digital Innovative Project.
WOW! it’s been such a fantastic year for me and I know it’s a bit soon to say but we are already in November and I look forward to 2017 and creating and producing more Arts works.