Private Project


Video and Music by Salar Niknafs
Single Channel HD Video, Stereo Sound
Edition 1, Duration: 5:31
Sep 2017, Melbourne

“That is how I explained myself to the strange impression I had of being odd man out, a kind of intruder.”
Albert Camus, The Outsider

Unlike objects, memories can coexist in multiple locations at the same time. ‘Displaced’ is sparked by this feeling of psychological coexistence in two places at the same time and attempts to navigate their overlapping currents of narration.

I migrated to Australia when I was 24 years old and the conspicuous disjunction between my intuitions and immediate environment has naturally become the main theme in this work.

Here, unscripted voice messages on my mobile phone are juxtaposed on the scenery of my daily commune. The asynchronicity between the voices heard and the visions seen aims to create a perceptual shift that transmits the experience through.

  • Salar Niknafs
  • Salar Niknafs
  • Salar Niknafs
  • Salar Niknafs
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    video art, art film, Experimental film, Experimental video, Art House
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2017
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Salar Niknafs

Dr Salar Niknafs is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and art director currently based in Melbourne. Working with photography, video, sound and music, in his art he primarily engages with experimental aesthetic forms. A keen advocate of art-science collaborations, Salar’s research explores concepts and methods at the intersection of art and science in an attempt to act as a mediator between the two.

Salar’s work is presented internationally in the context of conferences, workshops, music venues and exhibitions including FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Rio De Janeiro & Sao Paulo), Society for Photographic Education media festival and national conference (Orlando), Life Framer exhibition (Rome), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert award finalists exhibition (Gold Coast) and Incinerator Art Award for Social Change finalists exhibition (Melbourne).

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