Flesh Memory

This work is the filmed documentation of a performance. Carrying a large, heavy animal carcass, on a site in the south of Tehran where several public executions have taken place, I walk towards a parked crane truck from which I hang the carcass upside down. Here, the carcass constitutes a metaphor for both the executed’s body and my own body. As a bearer of cultural and political signs, it functions as an archive of trauma, history, and memory. 

Video documentation of performance, approx. 30 min.