The mirror is dark and inky
Installation at solo exhibition at Block 336, London, curated by kathleen Soriano, 2017.

The mirror is dark and inky (5mins 38sec, Persian with English subtitles, 2015) is comprised of images of daily life in Iran- driving through the city in the afternoon, playing board games with friends- alongside the narration of a neighbour concerned about a whale living in a bath in her apartment building. As the film progresses, we leave the city behind and move into the forest in northern Iran, where the narration turns inwards to a “feeling that does not come from my brain, it more erupts and descends like a fog, barely perceptible until it is enveloping, with a similar cold, dewy feeling.” The whale is the mirror, and the mirror is dark and inky.

Filmed on location in Tehran and northern Iran.

Installation at solo exhibition, Millennium Court Arts Centre, 2017.
Installation at Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2015.

Created with the support of the Kooshk Artist Residency Award.

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