2 Sept → 14 Oct 2023
THUNDERBLOOM the musical, live performance, 16 Sept, 4 – 5 am
West Space is delighted to premiere THUNDERBLOOM by Sydney-based artist HOSSEI.
THUNDERBLOOM broadens established ideas of care within migrant families, by exploring the relationship between mother and son through a framework of healing.
HOSSEI presents an album of songs with accompanying music videos that centre his mother, Nahid. These songs recalibrate the relationship between mother and son, from one that privileges a hierarchy of responsibility, to one of collaborative exploration, curiosity, imagination and discovery.
THUNDERBLOOM celebrates all mothers, particularly those from migrant communities, by giving them a platform and a voice atypical of their perceived place in society.
The limited edition THUNDERBLOOM vinyl record, featuring all 9 tracks, is available to purchase.
THUNDERBLOOM is presented as part of the West Space 2023 Commissions Program.
THUNDERBLOOM is made possible through Creative Australia and Create New South Wales, and is supported by Centre for Projection Art.
HOSSEI (b. 1985, Tehran) is a multidisciplinary Australian artist with Persian, Turkish and Russian ancestry. Across performance, voice and choral performance, his practice addresses his heritage, fantasies and feelings, and notions of togetherness and healing. He adopts themes of secrecy, the unconscious, theatricality and mysticism to create surreal scenarios through real and imagined characters. Recently his work has addressed his mother as a subject, entering her psyche and telling her life experiences and stories.