Nikta Mohammadi: Memory Stone

- The Lowry

Nikta Mohammadi: Memory Stone
The Lowry, 8 The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ
Sat 23rd Mar - Sun 5th May, 2024


This week is your last chance to see Nikita Mohammadi: Memory Stone at The Lowry. The artist and filmmaker, originally from Tehran and now based in West Yorkshire, premiers a new film for his first solo exhibition. Memory Stone is a film installation exploring dreams and displacement within the context of the British countryside, accompanied by a visceral soundscape by composer Babak Mirsalari. The work follows a rambler wandering rural Calderdale; a curious otherworldly structure unearths memories that were removed from their consciousness. An ancient dream or a misplaced history, perhaps belonging to their non-existent alien ancestors. This film is part of a wider body of work that investigates landscape as a visual language and Mohammadi’s ongoing interest in the ghostly imprints that migrants create on foreign lands.