Winners of the 4th Annual International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen” | CZKD

Over 200 films applied this year for “The Unforeseen” International Experimental Film Festival. The selectors, Dragan Dimčić and Adam Ranđelović, carefully chose 18 films, with the intention of making as diverse a selection as possible. Out of these films, the jury, composed of representatives of the contemporary art scene Manja…

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Public Opening for Open House

Friday, January 17, 2020  ● 5 pm –  7 pm

Please join us for a free public opening for Open House: Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor. This exhibition features projects that explore how people build connections to others both inside and outside the walls of those structures we call home. During the opening, dancer Naila Ansari, media artists Mani Mehrvarz and Maryam Muliaee, and musician Curtis Lovell will present a collaborative, multimedia art project that will use new media, performance, and live dance to transform the static physical space of the exhibition into a dynamic interactive environment. The audience is invited to experience the work by watching the filmed performance on their mobile phones in the exhibition space.


 The Price of Oil (2019) has been officially selected in 4th International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen”. The festival takes place at CZKD (The Center for Cultural Decontamination) in Belgrade.

4th International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen” – Official Selection Results 2019 | CZKD

On Friday the 22nd and Saturday 23rd of November, the 4th International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen” will take place at CZKD. The 2019 official selection results are: Adriana Lopez Garibay “La vida de un soldado 24 en alta” Bojan Josić “The Searcher” Brandon Wilson “Glimmers” Carlos Adriano “A rotina…



premiere: Sep 15, 12-2pm at Center For The Arts, UB

A collaborative filmmaking experiment, “Live Your Art,” documents the experience of living and working in Buffalo as an artist. Bringing together four diverse UB artists, the short film is a celebration of creativity across the disciplines.

The production team, led by UB filmmaker Mani Mehrvarz, takes cameras into spaces where art is made, and then leads viewers out into the city on a search for sources of inspiration, collaboration and community.

Screening and Artists Brunch
UB Center for the Arts Atrium and Screening Room
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12–2 p.m.
Premieres at 12:30 p.m. with filmmakers’ introduction
FREE Event

Director: Mani Mehrvarz 
Producer: Bronwyn Keenan 
Music: Ethan Hayden 
Photographer: Jacob Vogan 
Cinematography: Paul Calandra 
Special thanks to Kirsten Miller.


MEDIA-AS-THINGS: media art exhibition in El Museo gallery April 5-20, 2019.

Mani Mehrvarz and Maryam Muliaee, PhD candidates and instructor in the Department of Media Study are presenting new pieces following their current research and practice in media archaeology, digital materiality and failure.

The opening reception will be from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on April 5th. 


Talk / Workshop

Strata of Memory: An Encounter With Analog Signal Decay and the Digital Mortality

Presentation at SMRN workshop on 20 Feb 2019 Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center, Buffalo, New York.
20 Feb 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm. Free and open to the public


Asher on Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center | 2018 Buffalo International Film Festival | Sunday October 7 – 9:00PM | Buffalo, NY
Advanced ticketing will be live on the website, on/about August 29, 2018. Standby tickets will go on sale 30-minutes prior to showtime.


media art exhibition

NOVEMBER 1, 2018—DECEMBER 1, 2018

MAKE.MEDIA.MATTER is an exhibition of media art, following the material turn in media studies and art practice. Presenting works ranging from video and media installations to web and machine learning, the exhibition explores the relationship between human and machine and their respective constitutions as entangled agencies. Thoughtfully, each work, either individually or in relation to the others in the exhibition, challenges the distinctions between the old and new media with a focus on the materiality of media. Through the course of realization of these projects, the participating artists examined the vast potential of media materiality embodied within video glitch, signal transmission, codes, magnetic storage, and information technology.

Artists include Maryam Muliaee, Scott Fitzgerald, Mani Mehrvarz, Kalpana Subramanian, Leonardo Aranda Brito, Anthony Yanick, and Annette Daniels Taylor. This exhibition is curated by Mani Mehrvarz, organized by UB Art Galleries and supported by the Department of Media Study SUNY at Buffalo.