Iranian Whispers: A Zen Garden
Zhino Yousefi

04.04.24 19.04.24

Zhino Yousefi is an artist and engineer, holding a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Futures from OCAD University, Canada. She came to ´ace to participate in an Exploration Residency, during which she developed her project Iranian Whispers: A Zen Garden. Zhino was born and raised in Iran, after which she moved to Canada and later to the USA.

In this micro-Residency, Zhino created an immersive audiovisual experience that blurred the boundaries between sound and visuals, taking the audience on a transcendent journey. Her residency concluded with an immersive audiovisual installation that invites viewers on a transformative journey through the realms of sound and visuals. The project aims to redefine the concept of a zen garden by incorporating captivating visuals and interactive sound elements. This innovative approach challenges traditional notions of art and technology, promising the audience a truly distinctive and immersive experience. Unlike a conventional zen garden, which involves the meticulous arrangement of sand and other elements, this project adds a creative twist by incorporating projection and interactive sound, breathing new life into this traditional art form.

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