Flashes of Persia

Video Artist: Dimitri Lurie
Country: Year: Duration: 11 min 0 sec


A visual poetry based on the fascination from Persian ornaments, architecture, landscape and music.

“Flashes” is a method developed by the author Dimitri Lurie for reconstruction of a sensual experience reflected in ragged memories as a result of explorations. Here finding a door in the wall of times that divides once a fairytale like Persia, with its ornaments and architecture, from landscapes of nowadays Iran.

“Flashes of Persia” won the Norwegian Shipbrokers’ art-prize under the annual National Art Exhibition in 2007.

Dimitri Lurie

Dimitri (Dodo) Lurie (born in Leningrad, 1970) - film and video artist, director and photographer, curator of short film festivals.
Lurie is a representative of the Europe's art film community and has a particular poetic voice. His credo is to experiment with a visual nature of film and its atmosphere rather a direct storytelling. He has made more then twenty documentaries and short films along with various art projects. Lurie’s works were presented at various film festivals and art affairs worldwide and collected a number of awards. Several of  Dimitri Lurie's works are in collections of contemporary art  museums in Norway and Russia.