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Tell Me, Mom... Tell me that story again (I want this to be over)

In this work I have simulated my imaginary bubble that is made out of the media waves that surround and amuse us. I have used 82 used flat screen TVs, detached and dismantled them, and took the reflective films inside the TVs out to make this ‘radiation-proof safe house’ that keeps us from seeing the fearsome face of war crystal clear. I believe that information is being perpetually filtered in every country and the US is not an exception.

This work is projecting the intersection of multiple wars that the United States and my home country, Iran, both have been part of. The subtitled text, projected on the wall, was written based on long conversations with my mom, referring stories about the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) that I’ve never seen myself but experienced its afterimages. The video projected on the screen TV’s is an edited mixture of found footages on YouTube from recent wars in Syria, Yemen, and Palestine.

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