11cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
Edition of 200
This limited edition cassette has been produced on the occasion of Abbas Zahedi’s 2020 exhibition: How to Make a How from a Why? at the South London Gallery.
Abbas Zahedi in collaboration with New York based musicians Saint Abdullah have created In This Space We Leave, a double-sided cassette. The 44-minute track builds on the soundscape featured in Zahedi’s exhibition, How to Make a How from a Why?, 2020. Both sound works were created over the course of the postgraduate residency, with the artists exchanging found sounds from Iranian field recordings, eulogies, poems and other media. Reminiscent of a sonic diary, the work explores psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The track, much like the process of grief, is non-linear and ebbs back and forth, periodically cleansing the listening process with white noise.
Compiled by Abbas Zahedi with the sounds of Saint Abdullah.
Words by abbzah. Mastered by Glyn Maier.
£5 of every sale is donated to Impact Lebanon disaster relief fundraiser.
Audio © Saint Abdullah and Abbas Zahedi. Artworks © Abbas Zahedi
Cassette © Abbas Zahedi and the South London Gallery, 2020
ABOUT ABBAS ZAHEDI
Abbas Zahedi (b. 1984, London) is an artist who works with participatory events, performance, writing, installation, sound and moving image. Zahedi studied at Central Saint Martins, London and University College London.
Recent exhibitions and performances include Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Wolverhampton Art Gallery (UK) and 57th Venice Biennale (Italy). Recent workshops, lectures and residency projects include Outset Grant Ceremony (UK), Raven Row (UK), South London Gallery (UK), New Art Exchange (UK), Wysing Arts Centre (UK), Tate Britain and Tate Exchange (UK). Zahedi was awarded a School for Social Entrepreneurs (PwC) Fellowship in 2017 for his work with migrant communities in the UK.