The Gradual Demise of A Smile is a video sculpture by Ghodratollah Agheli, the piece delightfully uses footages from Abbas Kiarostami’s Shirin where protagonists appear on the screen with tearful eyes listening to the Epic love story of Shirin and Farhad. Agheli writes:
I was looking for the transition moment from smiling to sadness. In fact, our situation is always like this. We are always on the verge of tears and have no clue about it.