Sanctuary Series – In the Land of Giants: Micro Film Festival with Taji Nahl
Artist Taji Nahl presents a site-responsive video installation and live original soundtrack scoring session. Navigating space beyond the confines of journalistic documentation, commercial and empirical platforms, Nahl’s works question hypervisibility and invisibility in human engagement. As an agency of reflection, the experience of the visual and sonic installation reflects the artist’s desire to seek refuge, while preparing to face what is beyond.
Nahl is a Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist who delves social commentary by casting historical investigation through contemporary practice and formats. He deploys abstract vocabularies, using minimalist, conceptual and futurist approaches to create elegant, culturally evocative work: installations, video, performance, sculpture, soundscapes and painting. He connects history with a sense of inspiration, and renders new insights through an aesthetic experience of profound wonder. Ultimately his work uses a conceptual engagement to pose very challenging questions about the legacies, conditions and conduct which distort and confound spiritual transformation.
Nahl has exhibited widely. His work has been shown at The Italian Palace – Tangier Morocco,͵ The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s Fisher Brooks Galley, and the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College of Chicago.
The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.