In Search of the Immersive Environment, A Conversation with Behnaz Farahi
by Sandra Wagner
Behnaz Farahiís work is at the crossroads of installation art and new media, with an eye to the future. Using cutting-edge technology, she addresses the potential of interactive environments and their relation to the movement of the human body. Farahiís work has been shown in Beijing, Shanghai, Canada, and the United States, and in 2013, she won first prize at the annual Kinetic Art Organizationís Exhibit and Symposium. This year, her work was featured at Skyline, an annual Los Angeles exhibition focusing on experimentation and research in art, technology, and architecture. Farahi, who is pursuing a PhD in Media Arts and Practice at the University of Southern California, comes from Iran and has a background in architecture. Her installation Breathing Wall 2.0 was recently on view at the universityís gallery....see the entire article in the print version of November's Sculpture magazine.