Along Halsted and 18th in Chicago, there is a Persian vibe these days. The first opening night of WhisperingWalls installations was a success. Parts of the installations are interactive inviting its viewers to be part of it. The installation will be on view till November.
Being in a city like Chicago with a lot of diversity makes it even more interesting for a middle eastern artist like myself to try and share a message, show a part of culture usually people are not familiar with. This project has not been easy but I believe every artist is very inviting to a new challenge; in a way that is what really teaches us new ways of doing things as well. It has taken a lot of planning, sleepless nights and exciting days to get this project to where it is now.
Doing all the installations single handedly in a matter of few days is never easy but again its that kind of stress you would sometimes need to be able to push yourself even further. I could already see there were lot of interest, questions and feedbacks...which is always a good thing, at the end of the day, my aim is to get viewers interested in my culture, to want to know more about it and to get involved. Now with the power of social media, I am asking the viewers to take part in this project and share their images.
This year, we are also celebrating the 45th annual Pilsen East Artists open house as well which is falling on October 9th and 10th 2015 - Whispering Walls is honored to be also featured as one of the events for this year's Chicago Artists Month. Details on the timing and dates are as below:
2nd Friday, October 9th 2015: 6pm - 10pm Saturday, October 10th 2015: 11am - 7pm
Checkout images our lovely Chicagoans have shared through @SarvinHaghighi on Instagram, twitter. Whispering Walls will be there for few more weeks, take part and share it #WhisperingWalls #SarvinHaghighi