Taragh is a sound of stamping one’s foot on the ground. 
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With its repetition, Tarigh (path) is created.
For their work-in-progress performance, Morehshin Allahyari and Shirin Fahimi channel the revelation of the jinn figure Aisha Qandisha and Ilm al-raml (Geomancy–science of the sand) as their method for telling and opening doors towards other futures. Aisha Qandisha is one of the most honored and fearsome jinn in Islam. She is known as “the opener”. When she possesses humans, she does not take over the host but rather opens them to an outside–to a storm of incoming jinn and demons, making them a traffic zone of cosmodromic data. Ilm al-raml refers to the foresight that the Earth holds within itself. Through its practice, this foresight is revealed and the future is seen, known, and breached.
Part of the performance art series Refiguring the Future.
Photo Credit: Uno Nam

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