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Talk to Me

USA-Pittsburgh- CMU Ellis gallery- Collabration with Felipe Castelpbanco - JAN 2012

A project by Nima Dehghani, through the body of Felipe Castelblanco. January, 2013. CMU’s Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh PA.



This exhibition took place at the Ellis gallery, a student art gallery located in the Carnegie Mellon University’s campus. Talk to Me was created by Nima Dehghani and presented for the first time in Tehran, Iran.

An additional performance by Nima and Felipe Castelblanco was included in the show in the form of artist talk. During this exhibition, Nima was able to interact  and communicate directly with the audience through the body of Felipe, who became a surrogate for the artist.  

Both artists are exploring alternative ways to extend the presence of Nima into the U.S., by using internet-based technologies for data-streaming and telepresence. Nima lives and works in Tehran, Iran and is currently enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University since September of 2012. However, his student visa was delayed by a complicated bureaucratic process that started somewhere between the U.S. embassy in Dubai and the International Student office at CMU. As of today, Nima remains in Tehran where he is still waiting to beging his studies.

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