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Aspen Art Museum


Phonographs by Sahra Motalebi

Apr 1, 2023
4:00 PM
Rooftop Café

Free and open to all.
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In a one-hour improvisational vocal-only performance, Motalebi produces phonographs, or voice-writings, that conjure relationships between agency, technology, playback, and silence.


Sahra Motalebi is an artist, vocalist, and educator. For two decades, Sahra has written, produced, and staged open-format operas, exhibitions, and studio albums. In addition to time-based work and performance, her installations include voice-sculptures and scenographic objects. She has exhibited her work and performed at Brief Histories, the Kitchen, MoMA PS1, New Museum, SculptureCenter, and Swiss Institute. Motalebi participated in the 79th Whitney Biennial in 2019 and was a 2020–2021 Visual Arts Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. She has taught art and voice in community-based learning spaces and university settings. Her research includes voice studies, creativity, embodiment, and technology. She lives in upstate New York.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Special thanks to Matt Marinelli at Coral Sound