Open now and running until Sun 5 May, Nikta Mohammadi’s debut solo exhibition Memory Stone takes over The Lowry with a captivating film installation exploring dreams and displacement against the backdrop of the bucolic British countryside.

Born in Tehran and now based in West Yorkshire, Mohammadi premieres a brand new audiovisual work which follows a rambler making their way through rural Calderdale when a strange, ethereal, isolated structure resurrects long-lost memories and ancient, ancestral dreams once buried irretrievably in their subconscious.

Set amidst Babak Mirsalari’s visceral, raw and arrestingly uncanny soundscape, Memory Stone blends sci-fi overtures with Iranian mythology to contemplate the artist’s own and other migrants’ hauntological relationship with the landscape and their place within it, imbuing the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales with sentience and reciprocal emotion.

Commissioned by The Lowry through its Artist Development Programme ‘Developed With The Lowry’, Mohammadi’s ambitious first solo exhibition forms part of a wider body of work which interrogates landscape as its own visual language, as well as investigating the abstract, plasmic imprints created by migrants on foreign lands.

Memory Stone is free to visit in The Lowry Galleries.

Check out the trailer below, and find out more here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 23 Mar - Sun 5 May, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 22 Mar 2024