Anahita Hekmat explores the relationship between the site and memory. She experiments with capture and dissemination devices and testes various collaborative processes. She wonders about the place of the spectator and the contextualization of the images produced. Anahita Hekmat works with new technologies and in particular with moving images and sound. She uses temporal media to question the spatial and geographical context and its impact on perception.
These current projects trace the imagination of war and childhood memories as well as the post-cataclysmic mnemonic landscape. For each project, she rediscovers strata of experience specific to each place in relation to political, historical and social factors and as a means of transmitting aesthetic thought.
She frequently collaborates with performing arts companies, anthropologists, engineers and the participating public on in-situ projects during artist residencies. Her work has been shown at the MAMC in Strasbourg, the Centquatre in Paris, the Casa Blanca Museum in San Juan, the Forum of Artists and Pejman Foundation in Tehran, the ISCP in New York, SOMARTS and Minnesota Street Projects in San Francisco, UCLA, UCSB and film festivals such as Rotterdam, Vidéoformes, Oslo, Athens and Beijing Independent.