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ONLINE Studio Visit

Tuesday, 11 April 2023
1 – 2pm

Find the recording on STREAM HERE

Get behind the scenes at this informal lunchtime conversation between artist Abbas Zahedi and Eastside Project’s Artist Maker Ruth Claxton. During this online event they will be talking about Abbas’ practice and Sonic Signals, the radio project he is developing with children and staff from Chandos Primary School in Highgate, Birmingham and Eastside Projects.

Sonic Signals, 2022/2023, is a proposal for a new form of educational infrastructure; conflating and connecting multiple sites: a recording studio, a radio club and a pirate radio transmission. Responding to the particularities of working with Eastside Projects and Chandos Primary School, this site-sensitive concept postulates a new kind of relationship between the two organisations. With the idea being to create a channel of transmission, which can send audio from the school into the gallery space, where the signals received will be played openly for the public to hear.The broadcast will go live in the gallery in Summer 2023.  More info

Abbas Zahedi (b. 1984, London, UK), studied medicine at University College London, before completing his MA in Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins in 2019. He blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with performative and new-media modes. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Abbas makes connections whenever possible with people involved in the particular situations upon which he focuses. He lives and works in London.

Abbas is one of Eastside Projects’ Incidental Artists.