A visionary experience by Mohsen Hazrati
6 DOF VR interactive, 30 mins, 2021

Repetition Redundancies is a layered experience of cascading virtual environments that immerses the viewer in a visionary cinematic flow. Mohsen Hazrati creates a virtuous composition that questions the ambiguity of language and, by doing so, he masters a fine depiction of the complexity of our inner ecosphere.

This VR experience is composed by a series of visual stories, each layer invites full immersion into a unique perspective and, only together, they do form a description of a whole. Repetition Redundacies is a VR journey that provokes personal interpretation and challenges the viewer to enter the cloud of the Unknowing.

There is a figure of Speech in Iranian literature, which is about using a row of genitive cases or redundancy words that talk about, or descibe one word, a poetic approach thet emphasized the nuances between variations of meaning. Dissecting visual elements, inspecting symbols, and separating relational meaning, Repetition Redundacies approaches visual storytelling as a series of genitive cases, a collection of redundancies that repeatedly describe the same thing. Though it may seem redundant, can any two descriptions ever be the same? Does meaning not change depending on the perspective?


Artist Bio

Mohsen Hazrati was born in 1987 in Shiraz, Iran. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education in 2012, minoring in new media and digital art. His works focus on digital culture, new-aesthetic and the integration of these two issues into the Shirazi culture and Iranian mystical literature, and have been exhibited in Transfer and Babycastles Gallery - New York, Telematic Media Arts - San Francisco, V-Gallery Tehran, ESPRONCEDA Institute of Art & Culture - Barcelona etc. Since 2013, in collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he has been the co-founder and curator of “Dar-AlHokoomeh Project”; a new media art project and activity based in Shiraz, Iran. And has been the co-curator of “Dar Al Wrong”, The first Iranian pavilion and embassy of the wrong biennale inside Iran, Patch Room, new media art section of Teer art, the first Iranian Art fair and etc. In 2016, Mohsen began lecturing as an assistant professor in his alma mater, teaching Digital Aesthetics and VFX courses. In 2017, He was invited as one of the guest speakers on the “Mollasadra St” episode of TEDx video series.