Shirin Fahimi is a digital media artist based in Ontario, born in Iran. She investigates the colonial dichotomies of rationalism and superstition, as well as the ways in which women negotiate visibility in the political arena of Islamic societies through digital world-making. Her research is influenced by Islamic mysticism literature and magic in Iranian society and diasporic communities. Since 2016, she has developed her practice into a body of multi-media installations, performances, and an extended reality series based on the Islamic method of divination called Ilm-al-Raml, known as geomancy. She has presented her work at critically recognized venues including Savvy Contemporary, Counter Pulse, and The Rubin Museum of Art.
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