Fereshteh Toosi (they/them) is an artist whose projects foster
animistic connections through encounter, exchange, and sensory
inquiry. Fereshteh designs experiences incorporating documentary processes, oral history, and archival excavations. These intimate live art events are augmented by audio, video, handmade electronics, and media transmissions and they often take place outdoors in gardens, parks, and waterways. The immersive performances are produced in conjunction with small sculptures, short films, installations, scores, and poetry. Fereshteh earned a Knight New Work 2020 award for their
project Oil Ancestors, and a Miami Live Arts Lab Alliance residency to develop Metaphysical Hotline, a performance by telephone for an audience of one. Water Radio, a series of contemplative canoe and kayak outings, was supported by The Ellies Creator Award in 2018.