DAI warmly congratulates Sepideh Behrouzian (DAI, 2020) with her 2023-2024 residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie ( Post–Academy for Art, Design and Reflection) in Maastricht. In her current research, Behrouzian is focusing on the desiccated riverbed of Zayendeh Rud in Esfahan, where the spectres of geology and biology converge within the ever-shifting colonial frontier: from oil-mining as a colonial practice, spanning through the promise of development, now transformed into a new form of extractive colonial practices, all the way to a flattened representation of dystopian climate devastation that obscures its asymmetrical effects.

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