We All Knew That Here Is the Place of Ordinary Objects

We all knew that here is the place of ordinary is a  multi-channel video installation, including thirteen videos featuring the natural and historical sites in Iran that are susceptible to degradation (those of included in the World Heritage list of UNESCOs). Since 2007, at least forty recorded national historic and natural sites have been destroyed.

Here I look into the complementary relation between time and place—how they integrate and generate the concept of ‘home’. I examine the relativity of the place-identity, defined through the concept of ‘insideness’—the degree of attachment that an individual has for a particular place, and the way it transforms through geographical displacement.

2014
4-channel video installation, approx. 15 min., loop