Mohsen Hazrati was born in 1987 in Shiraz, Iran. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education in 2012, minoring in new media
and digital art, where he was also acted as a teachers’ assistant. His works focus on digital culture, new-aesthetic and the integration of these two issues into the Shirazi
culture and its mystical literature, and have been exhibited in Transfer and Babycastles Gallery – New York, Matchbox Gallery – Texas, V-Gallery Tehran, etc.
Since 2013, in collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he has been the co-founder and curator of “Dar-AlHokoomeh Project”; a new media art project and activity based in
Shiraz, Iran. And has been the co-curator of “Dar Al Wrong”, The first Iranian pavilion and embassy of the wrong biennale inside Iran, Patch Room, new media art section
of Teer art, the first Iranian Art fair and etc. In 2016, Mohsen began lecturing as an assistant professor in his alma mater, teaching Digital Aesthetics and VFX courses.
In 2017, Mohsen was invited as one of the guest speakers on the “Mollasadra St” episode of TEDx video series.
Tey al-Tool is a similar word to Tay al-Arz, but the difference is on changing Arz (meaning the world and also width) to Tool (meaning length) in the Persian language. So tey al-Arz, in words means passing the world (or width) and Tey al-Tool means passing the length.
tey al-arz (folding up of the earth” or “covering long distances in the twinkling of an eye) is the name for teleportation in the mystical form of Islamic religious and philosophical tradition. The concept has been expressed as “traversing the earth without moving”; some have termed it “moving by the earth being displaced under one’s feet.
Tey-Al-Tool is my ongoing digital self-portrait project By creating virtual 3D worlds based on my experiences of working with the computer software and allow the audience to teleport and discover it. This project is more like a research or challenge for me to find digital aesthetic potentials of my daily real life and experiencing the meaning of characteristic creation as a media artist.