Embodied Landscape

Maryam Muliaee and Naila Ansari share a follow up to their first edition of Embodied Landscape. Their multimedia production reflects on the history of Buffalo’s lost architecture: The Marble Temple. Built in 1913 for M&T headquarters, The Marble Temple was demolished in 1959 and its marble columns were partly preserved. Embodied Landscape depicts a tactile relationship between the female body and the bodies of marble stones, suggesting a meditation on the idea of architecture as event.


Producer: UB Arts Collaboratory
Concept & Film: Maryam Muliaee
Dance: Naila Ansari
Music: Ethan Hayden
Cinematography: Mani Mehrvarz
Narration: Khodja Sy
Narrator: Dana Venerable

Major support provided by M&T Bank
Additional support provided by Savarino Companies

May 2020 Buffalo, NY