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Maziar Ghaderi

August 08, 2018

Maziar Ghaderi is a multimedia artist, educator, and director who works with visual media and interactive technology. He has been curated internationally and presented at eLeo, the Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables, Changemakers, Subtle Technologies, Gladstone Hotel, The Gardiner Museum, Shopify, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Art Centre, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche, and the Ontario Centre of Excellence. KATIMAJUIT, his collaboration with The Sila Singers, will be performed on August 17, 18, and 19 at Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival.

1. My maman

I love everything about her. She’s a strong, independent woman who takes no shit! I got a grant to do a documentary about my father framed around a Nuit Blanche installation I did back in 2016 in Toronto. Through the process of trying to “find my father,” I found the strength and beauty of my mother instead. The film is called The Refugee’s Son and will come out in 2019. Love you too, baba jaan!

2. Low poly renders

Crisp, clean lines in a void of black. It’s interesting to me because a low poly design is essentially stripped of resolution, of information. The contours are simplified, which allows my imagination to run wild. Wild like this noble wolf. Oh, I like wolves. A lot. Woof.

3. Projection mapping

Here is some documentation of a workshop I gave at InterAccess. The practice of warping light to the shape of the physical world can change the mood of a stage, corridor, or room. And what’s better than teaching what you love with fellow artists!

4. Learning Farsi

Though I was born in Iran and Farsi was spoken at home, I was too much of a stubborn, hyper kid to listen to my parents’ orders and show up to class to keep up with it. With the help of a development grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, I’ve been taking courses and I’m really enjoying it! It’s a strange and humbling thing to be 35 years old and learning how to read and write!

5. My partner

Working with my lovely and talented girlfriend Patricia Marcoccia! Here’s us at one of our last shoots for her debut feature documentary for CBC. Not only is she a great director, but she knows all the tech as well. I learn so much from her every day.



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