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Videoart at Midnight #72: Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei

19 Feb 2016

Kino Babylon

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Shahram Entekhabi - certainly not an unknown in Berlin’s art scene - and his colleague Yasaman who produced their new film in Teheran within the last months are telling interesting things about Tehran’s art scene.

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After the Islamic revolution in 1979 the young contemporary art scene in Iran has developed beyond what was considered compatible with the new Islamic order. But right now - despite continuing limitations - the Iranian art scene is flourishing, all signs in the middle east art scene seem to point to Tehran. We haven’t been there yet. But Shahram Entekhabi - certainly not an unknown in Berlin’s art scene - and his colleague Yasaman who produced their new film in Teheran within the last months are telling interesting things about Tehran’s art scene.

So we are very happy to have Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei as our guests to give us their personal insights and to celebrate with us the world premiere of their

Breakfast with Dinosaurs
Teheran 2016, 48:00 min

Breakfast with Dinosaurs is focused on a social dimension: living in a megapolis city, Tehran and the different social manifestations of the contemporary Iranian society. The film shows the binary opposition of "inside" and “outside" life; The contrast between the inner life inside private homes/empty spaces and the restless fast and crowded awareness of the outer space. It uses the conversations/interviews with the taxi drivers in the city as a link or an intermediate stage between these two entities.(It is very common for private cars to take passengers along the way to be able to survive in Tehran.) These conversations/ true stories are brought into play as a way of "mapping" the city, based on the life experiences of the chauffeurs.The abstract, performative actions of a female character, poetically expressing deprivation, abandonment, melancholy and the sense of victimhood adds a mysterious third layer to the film.

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Shahram Entekhabi

Yasaman Pishvaei

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