Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi

1388-undo - Installation - 2010

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 12


Tehran, Iran, 2010 In the beginning was the desire that something should disappear, sink into the ground leaving us with the feeling that what is invisible is still there, that there remains a presence in this image which appears identical to the one that contains nothing. Then there was the return to Tehran, the confrontation with limits, not being able to act but only react. I wanted one to feel the confinement of the space and the heaviness through the weight of the materials, the religious presence through the cube and the violence. The shoot out there imposed limits, and I did not want to try to get round them, to do as if, to put up with it. I wanted the limits to be visible. I chose two sites outwardly different, one completely closed and the other very open, but both cut off from the world, from life, both imbued with heaviness: a basement and the salt lake. After the disappearance, how could one be sure, since everything is like before, that something has happened ? And how can one see the difference? How can one recognise the image that contains from the one that does not contain ? E.A.D

Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing