LIGHT & SHADOWS
A Documentary about exhibition review by Arezu Zargar, Iran 2020, Farsi with english subtitles
The creation of an art work occurs when we feel that the subject, we are looking for is not expressed in the right way or could have been portrayed in a different way, so a subject can be presented in multiple artistic media and from different angles.
This documentary is also a re-reading of a group installation exhibition that took place in 2018 in Tehran, Iran. This installation was exhibited under the title “Pangea”. After a year and a half, I decided to have a new reading of this event using visual media which can be presented independent from the exhibition.
This movie is not the product of a director in the usual sense of film making and thus made in edit room by using available material of the event. Therefore, this movie tries to present the inner content of the exhibition in relation to immigration by well-thought-out editing of the audience’s videos, interviews from participants in the time of exhibition as well as audios and videos from critics and artists who were the audiences of this exhibition.
p.s: Some audios and videos were at my request and accepted by all my friends to send it. Due to Corona’s conditions and the impossibility of interviewing, the quality of some images is low because each one is sent with a mobile phone.
Arezu Zargar graduated with a master’s degree in geology and art research. In her works, you can see a variety of experiences of installation, photography, sculpture, environmental art and film. She does not consider art to be limited to one media and believes that this is the way of life. She has produced several documentaries and short films.
This film is part of the screening curated by three young artists from Teheran: Neda Shoaei, Soroush Ahi and Shirin Ashkari, who in 2018, began the instagram project hierundjetzt_iran. The instagram page was inspiried by the HIER&JETZT: Connections manifesto. After a call for films based on the theme of Diaspora, four films were chosen, and they will be screened online on the HUJ Vimeo Page beginning Friday, June 5th. 2020.