You need not fear the monsters of the sea

Friday 26 July 2024 to Sunday 01 September 2024 (DAILY event)

Overview

The Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima’s winter commission presents Perth-based artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson. You need not fear the monsters of the sea is an immersive fairytale reflecting on the…

The Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima’s winter commission presents Perth-based artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson.

You need not fear the monsters of the sea is an immersive fairytale reflecting on the artist's own experience of closeness and distance. Through Persian miniature painting, mythology, magical realism, and innate spirituality, she explores the gaze of intimacy and rage.

Immersed in the echoes of the artist's childhood home; suburbia; the gentle sway of a crystal chandelier remembered at the centre of her house; Australian shorelines and wind. Home is also folklore, fairy tales, and myth. The artist explores this magical terrain through surreal, generative imagery, inspired by the mythic Persian epic The Tale of Sorab (from Shahnahmeh, the Book of Kings by Ferdowsi), an enchanting tragedy equivalent to that of Odyssey or Shakespeare, where within the tale, father and son - unknowingly - fight to the death.

You need not fear the monsters of the sea is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.