[E13] Shelter 750


DOG is pleased to present the opening of [E13] SHELTER 750, a solo exhibition of generative forms by San Francisco-based artist Sahra Jajarmikhayat, on Friday, May 31st from 7-9pm.

The volcano is mother nature’s particle accelerator, metabolizing geology into new productive flows, breathing matter, and existence into future epochs of life. Jajarmikhayat takes this condition as her starting point, producing outcomes that are informed by and directly touched by this ultimate abstract and regenerative entity of nature.

Featuring work spanning design, objects, and sculptures, [E13] SHELTER 750 is a visual essay drawing on an extended index of generative forms. Digital aggregates and algorithmic bodies modeled from volcanic data, frozen in time, and realized here in material configurations.

Jajarmikayat collected data from the volcanic activity utilizing the volcano monitoring application LGS (Laboratorio Geofisica Sperimentale) designed by the research lab on the island of Stromboli. This volcano is one of three active volcanoes in Italy and the third most active in the world. She then embarked on a semiotic analysis of these materials, compiling an abstract archive of visual signifiers that explore the suspension of time embedded in a volcanic eruption as a poetic and intimate lens through which to reconsider our relation to the natural world.

Through this investigative index, Jajarmikhayat asks “What does a volcano-centric approach in design and form generation look like?” And, “How might a human creator embody the utter lack of control experienced when facing the volcano?”

The results are striking objects that will be on view from May 31st through June 21st at DOG.