Malekeh Nayiny Past Residue

Arruss milk powder

Arruss milk powder

Googoosh

Googoosh

Jahan vegetable oil

Jahan vegetable oil

Movie posters

Movie posters

Rising stars

Rising stars

Teheran Mosavar

Teheran Mosavar

The year of the dog

The year of the dog

Two actors

Two actors

 

We are the sum total of everything and everyone that has come before us.
This cannot be erased however hard the demolition process is at work.
There always remains a trace and a remanent of what has happened before even if that was an idea as abstract as self image..
The imagery in this new series springs from demolition sites with the superimposition of advertisements, magazine covers and mass media from my life before the Revolution in Iran, when women were encouraged to be liberated and westernized.
Then came the Revolution.

 

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