Katayoon is The Lido’s September artist-in-residence.
Through video and music, Katayoon’s residency seeks to evoke the nostalgia and aesthetic of the bootleg VHS market in Iran during the late ‘90s-mid ‘00s, which resulted from a network of low budget studios in Los Angeles operated by members of the Iranian diaspora broadcasting music videos, live talk shows, news and special programming back to Iran.
Every Sunday evening in September will feature a free public performance:
Sun, Sep 8
SCREENING | Telstar 12 | Video collage dedicated to Telstar 12, the name of the satellite used to broadcast illegal shows from the United States and Canada into Iran.
Sun, Sep 15
MUSIC VIDEO FILMING | Katayoon will be filming a live music video in keeping with the distinct style of bootleg VHS. All welcome to participate!
Sun, Sep 22
ARTIST TALK & VIDEO | Katayoon will speak to this project and her research, and will be showing music videos from the peak of the bootleg satellite show era.
Sun, Sep 29
SCREENING & SPECIAL PERFORMANCE | The final event will be a screening of the live music video filmed on Sep 15, followed by a performance with special guests.