Projects > Anonymous Iranian Artist - 2005

The Anonymous Iranian Artist was a performance piece in which the artist, labeled "Anonymous Iranian Artist - Circa 2005", sat at a desk and silently copied various news articles in American newspapers about Iran, in Persian calligraphy, untranslated. English was written phonetically, incomprehensible to both Farsi and English speaking audience who appreciated the beauty of the written words with little to no awareness of its meaning.

Performance/calligraphy performed by Ardalan Payvar
"CrossConnections" - at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco