Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Laleh Mehran

Laleh Mehran, "Men of God, Men of Nature," site-specific installation and performance, 2012.
#76: Laleh Mehran

Laleh Mehran represents the new wave of tech-savvy artists, jumping between mediums and testing new ground internationally in the widening digital-art arena. Her video work can be seen on downtown LED screens and as part of the recently departed Monkey Town's programming, while a new interactive and tech-savvy installation at the Arvada Center crosses boundaries of another, more palpable kind. We asked Mehran what the world looks like from the frontier where she works; read her 100CC questionnaire to learn more.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Chris Coleman

Laleh Mehran, "Men of God, Men of Nature," site-specific installation and performance, 2012.
Westword:If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

Laleh Mehran: I would have liked to collaborate with Andrei Tarkovsky. I feel a connection to Tarkovsky's sensibilities in aesthetics, symbolism, experimentation, and interdisciplinary work. I believe we have complimentary ideologies and methodologies with the potential to creative an immersive experience influencing temporal perception in real time, which would expand on Tarkovsky's theory of cinema, "sculpting in time."

Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?

In the digital/tech world, I'm interested in creative coders and fabricators who share their knowledge as open source. Many individuals and companies use open source software/hardware but seldom give proper acknowledgment to the folks sharing their expertise.

What's one art trend you want to see die this year?

Works based on "food orgy" and selfies.

What's your day job?

I am an associate professor and graduate director in the Emergent Digital Practices program at the University of Denver.

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Location Info


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO

Category: General

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