recent press

 

In the news!

I’m happy to share some recent press about my project, Oil Ancestors: Metaphysical Hotline.

The links below include features from Miami New Times on June 4th and the Miami-Herald’s Tropical Sunday arts section on June 13th.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me during the process of making this project. I couldn’t do it without you all.

 

…in speaking with the future being in the present, the speaker is put in the position of influencing the future. It is quite an astounding observation to consider.

(Miami-Herald / Artburst)



Read more: Miami Herald / Artburst
 

This piece puts you on the hook and says, ‘Don’t give up if you are doing something, and if you’re not doing anything, what can you do?

(Miami New Times)

Read more: Miami New Times




“I have always been very impressed by the care (Fereshteh) puts into all of their work and so much of their work is about personal experiences, and personal encounters,” said Kathryn Garcia, Live Arts Miami’s executive director.

(Miami Today: Best of Miami edition)

Read more: Miami Today
 

To have the roles reversed and be asked to consider ourselves as the “ancestors” of future generations was an interesting thought experiment that made Metaphysical Hotline a worthwhile experience.

(No Proscenium)

Read more: No Proscenium
 

It’s brilliant… an intimate immersive theater experience but in a remote setting. All during this pandemic, it is hard to pinpoint or imagine a better-conceived art experience.

(Jitney Books)

Read more: The Jitney

 

I’ve been working with Live Arts Miami to develop a new piece as part of my Oil Ancestors project and I’m excited to finally share it with you!

Metaphysical Hotline is an intimate conversational performance about deep time and ecology. The piece is delivered as a 30-40 minute, one-on-one phone call from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Complete the pre-performance questionnaire by Monday, May 23 at 11:59 PM for a chance to experience the piece. If you are chosen, you will receive a text message to confirm your appointment time on Tuesday May 24. Since there are only 24 openings, those who aren’t assigned an appointment will be contacted if availability opens up later.

3127

I’m currently exhibiting work at 3127, an exhibition space curated by David Court in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s called Oil Ancestors: into the proofer.

If you are in the area, please contact David to make an appointment to check it out! Everyone who visits in person will receive a free letterpress print I made at Extra Virgin Press in Miami. Other copies from the edition are for sale, please let me know if you are interested.