Re-visit tries to showcase some early examples of Iranian video art from the mid-90s to 00s.This research-screening overlooks at a decade of this rather emerging practice in the context of reappearing the term “Iranian contemporary art”. Since 2000, Video and moving images became a growing medium among generations of practitioners experimenting within new territories of expression. The more video works gained international attention and recognition the stronger and more vibrant, the scene became, later on, this would turn into one of the few independent venues for exposure of contemporary art from the country beyond Market and exoticism.
Installation: Photo Slides, Slide Projector, Recorded Dialogue, Water, Water Tank, Water Pump, Acrylic Paint, Syringe, Aluminum, Wood, Plexiglass, Steel Cable \ 2014
2015\ Aaran projects, Tehran, Iran
2014\ The Guesthouse, Cork, Irland
Stacks of family photo-slides were bought from an unknown person. The dates and the texts reveals the fact that they contain the history of a family for over two decades: persons, places, parties, holidays … Maybe just a voyeuristic eye, can find a relation between these slides. Although in the absence of their actual memory, new scriptures can be playfully added to them. Then during this textual game, two separate texts are formed after a process of investigation which rapidly turn into a conversation between the artists. In a slide projection they are destined to pass through a device to be processed again.