Book Launch with Hoda Afshar at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

In partnership with MACK and Gertrude Contemporary, Perimeter is thrilled to present the launch of Hoda Afshar's much-anticipated photobook Speak The Wind, published by MACK, on Saturday July 17, 4pm–5.30pm at Gertrude Contemporary. This beautiful and compelling publication will be launched by writer, Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College and founder of the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Daniel Boetker-Smith, with a signing by the artist to follow.

Free to attend.

Saturday 17 July
16:00 AEST

Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston VIC

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About Speak The Wind

On the islands of the Strait of Hormuz, near the southern coast of Iran, there is a belief that the winds can possess a person, causing them to experience illness or disease. The existence of similar beliefs in many African countries suggests that the cult may have been brought to the south of Iran from southeast Africa through the Arab slave trade. This seldom-spoken history provides the starting point of Hoda Afshar's Speak The Wind, which seeks to document the story of these winds and the traces they have left on these islands and inhabitants: attempting to picture the unseeable and form a visible record of the invisible.

Find out more and order copies here.

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