Iranian DJ and artist Golbon Moltaji: Artwork and music.

Golbon Moltaji an Iranian and visual artist shares with us some of her artwork and some music, her top 5.

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Golbon Moltaji is a visual artist and a techno DJ from Tehran. She has been a visual artist before getting involved in the techno and experimental music scene. She is therefore, inevitably most attracted to creating audiovisual installations.

Golbon has a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Ottawa, Canada during her studies in Canada she showcased her art work and DJ-ed in various venues.

Aside from performing electronic music and audiovisual sets in the past 5 years, she hosted a weekly radio show on Ottawa’s community radio CHUO.FM, Ottawa, Canada, and introduced new electronic music in DJ mixes in 2017 and 2018.

Golbon Moltaji Top 5 for Rastro Live.

Artist Statement: 52Hz Drawing Series

The foreigner turns herself into a member of another “species” (or “nation”, as indigenous would put it). One that is explicitly different from those that live in urban spaces and that is intellectually almost unknown to human beings.

A whale that belongs to the world of sound (ocean) comes to the world of sight (land) to showcase the universality of hurt and absence of love.

The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz. This pitch is a much higher frequency than that of the other whale species with migration patterns most closely resembling this whale’s. It has been detected regularly in many locations since the 1980s and appears to be the only individual emitting a whale call at this frequency. It has been described as the “world’s loneliest whale” – the one wrong-pitch phenomenon.

The whale in my drawings is a singular entity as the city where she is at, had an incredible indifference, and unnamed ability in  not seeing monsters, and not seeing blood (Moreira, 2017). And even if the city did see her, it would turn the other way as if the bloodied monster didn’t even exist. To be not seen is painful enough but seeing others pretend not to see is even more painful, for there is a realization of the absence of human empathy. And in that absence, a deep sense of anomy and disconnection sets in. Blood is life, and when enough of it pours out, death ensues (Moltaji, 2018). 

If you would like to know more about Golbon and her artwork you can follow her visiting one of her pages:

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Also, our neighbour Dop-Art also shared with us some of her artoworks and the music that inspires her. you can find them here.

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