A Multidisciplinary


Ali Ettehad is a director, writer, visual and performing artist. He is also an art critic whose articles have been published in many international newspapers and magazines.

Ettehad’s main body of works is RAZVARZI series (from 2007 till now) including video-art, digital media, book, installation, performance art, theater, music and film.
His works are mostly research based and focused on the middle-eastern mysticism and old Persian philosophy. One can find different symbols and elements that come from mythological realm of middle-east in Ali Ettehad’s oeuvre; from Mesopotamia to Cashmere.


I Am That I Am

A sound-Installationby Ali Ettehad2016 Sounds can change a place. Sounds can turn an old, static pool into the center of the world. “I Am What I Am” is the name of an audio arrangement performed in the courtyard of the Fereshteh Gallery (Tehran, Iran). This sound-installation changed ambient sounds imperceptibly; by adding bird sounds or water drops. The speakers were hidden among the plants in the yard, allowing the audience to be in a three-dimensional space composed of real sounds and

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خانه‌ی خیال

خانه‌ی خیال مجموعه‌ی نشست‌هایی‌ است که در آن به خوانش، بررسی و تحلیل متون ادبیات قدیم ایران می‌پردازیم. اولویت این نشست‌ها برخورداری از لذت متون فارسی‌ست. تحصیلات اولیه در مدارس اغلب سبب می‌شود دانش‌آموزان ایرانی به جای مواجهه با جذابیت‌های پنهان و آشکار متون فارسی، درگیر صنایع ادبی و نکات دستور زبانی شوند. حال آن که نخستین خویشکاری ادبیات پدید آوردن سرخوشی ذهنی در خواننده است. زبان فارسی از جمله زبان‌های کلاسیک جهان است که طی یکهزار سال گذشته بواسطه‌ی آن

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The Last Verses of the Poem

a video-installation by Ali Ettehad 

There are several rows of “small trees in pots” on the stage. The light on some of the trees shines more and the trees in the end of the stage have less light shining on them. A video is projecting on the wall at the end of the stage. The video contains the performance of an actress walking among similar trees. She talks to the leaves and branches of plants and wipes the leaves with a

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In praise of words

A performance art piecewritten and directed by Ali EttehadWhit 366 Performing Arts Group 2021   This work is a performance art piece, consisting of fifteen young male and female performers who are located in different parts of a Persian garden. They are wearing similar outfits and are sitting, standing or lying alone or in groups of two. Each of them has a booklet and a bell. All of the performers are dressed in a similar outfit. Some performers are dual and some are sitting, standing or lying alone.

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