The Price, in 100 Notes

Sahar Te

June 22 — June 24

The New Gallery is pleased to present The Price, in 100 Notes by Sahar Te in partnership with Sled Island. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 22 to Saturday, June 24 daily from 11AM to 2AM at The # Legion Second Floor (116 7 Ave SE).

A special, one-day performance will take place on Thursday, June 22, at 7PM.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

The Price, in 100 Notes is a performance-based work directed by Sahar Te. The piece explores and compares oil prices between Canada and Iran within a span of 100 months, from January 2009 to May 2017. West Canadian Select (Canada) and OPEC Basket (Iran) oil prices are converted into Midi numbers and then to Viola and Santur musical notes. The Price, in 100 Notes is performed by Jonathan D. Lews and Bijan Meysami with photo direction by Alex Moon.

Sahar Te is a media artist who graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2017. An Iranian artist working and living in Canada, and bilingual in English and Farsi, her work questions the notion of absolute truth, and the ethics and discourses of translation. Through a multidisciplinary practice, Te explores methodologies that propose alternative realities and challenge common approaches to “original” content.

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