Date: Friday 6 March 2009
Melik Ohanian is a French-Armenian artist based in Paris whose installations combine film, sculptural elements, sound, and text. His work includes the epic immersive video installation Seven Minutes Before - an experiment in narrative structure which involves seven screens with seven films taken across a French valley floor, culminating in a single dramatic explosion. Ohanian has received international acclaim for works in a broad range of media that address issues of personal autonomy and identity, access to territory and information, as well as conceptions of time in todays global culture. With a background in documentary film-making and cinema, Ohanian expands on research into places, people and events to create poetic installations and interventions.
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