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Threshold

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Is there something beautiful about an explosion? This is one of many questions raised by San Francisco artist Sanaz Mazinani. Threshold presents a video created with explosion scenes from 11 recent Hollywood movies, mirrored and multiplied beyond recognition. The resulting kaleidoscopic geometrie...Read more

Is there something beautiful about an explosion? This is one of many questions raised by San Francisco artist Sanaz Mazinani. Threshold presents a video created with explosion scenes from 11 recent Hollywood movies, mirrored and multiplied beyond recognition. The resulting kaleidoscopic geometries of color, pattern and movement—inspired by the artist’s trips home to Iran—are reflected in dazzling laser-cut mirrored panels that line the space. This interplay between the architectural setting and the moving image results in a shift in perception, prompting audiences to consider the complexities of entertainment, mass media and the violence of war.

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