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Raheleh Filsoofi | Visiting Artist Limited

January 19, 2024 - January 25, 2024


Open Call: Participate in Videography for the "Imagined Boundaries: Through the Eyes of the Past and Present" Artwork at Gibbes Museum of Art

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Call for Participants:

Are you connected to Charleston or have a strong affiliation with this vibrant city? We invite you to be a part of an inclusive art project, "Imagined Boundaries: Through the Eyes of the Past and Present." This project seeks to showcase the diversity, beauty and simple humanity that exists in Charleston, emphasizing the interconnections between individuals and cultures.

About the Artwork:

"Imagined Boundaries: Through the Eyes of the Past and Present" is an ongoing episodic project that explores the existing boundaries in our world, both local and global. This project serves as a bridge that spans epochs, connecting past masterpieces with contemporary vision. This connection enhances understanding and evoke curiosity, into the intentions behind art. Drawing inspiration from Charles Fraser's miniature paintings in the Gibbes Museum collection, the contemporary artist, Raheleh Filsoofi extends his legacy beyond its original vision. As an immigrant woman of color residing in the South, her art naturally emphasizes inclusivity, highlighting the hidden diverse tapestry of Charleston. She cultivates curiosity and fosters dialogue, weaving intercultural and historical connections—bridges from past to present.

The Gibbes Museum's support of this project as a lasting addition underscores their commitment to accessible inclusivity. It stands as a living testament to realized values—an embodiment of connectivity and interwoven narratives within this city and region.


Participation Details:

We are seeking individuals with a connection to Charleston or those who consider it their home. Whether you're a long-standing resident, a newcomer, or someone with a meaningful relationship to the city, your voice is vital to this endeavor. We warmly invite you to participate in the videography sessions, where you'll be recorded, contributing to the city's history.

The videography sessions are expected to last 2-5 minutes for each participant. We firmly believe that every individual possesses a unique story, conveyed through their gaze and body language, worth preserving for the future.

Contact Information:

For any inquiries or to express your interest in participating, please contact Associate Curator of Contemporary Intiatives and Visiting Artists, Jordan Sprueill at [email protected] 

We are excited to collaborate with the diverse and welcoming community of Charleston from individuals to families and communities to create an artwork that reflects the true spirit of the city, fosters understanding, and celebrates the beauty of human connections.

Note to Participants:

Participation in this project will require completion of release forms. For those who participate, your informed consent will be sought before recording to ensure your comfort and understanding of the project's objectives. Together, we will showcase the unique beauty of Charleston and celebrate the simple humanity that unites us all.