Zendan (Prison)

My friend, Iver Uhre Dahl, was asked to sit in front of people whom he doesn’t understand and to listen to them. Later on, he will watch the edited video with a transcript, finally coming to understand what was being said to him during filming. The silenced history of the Global South lies in similar types of gaps in communication, where below the surface there is often a lack of understanding.

My research is influenced by the urgency of content-centric protest art during the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement in Iran. Therefore I chose a similar path to shed light on the stories of mass killings of political prisoners in the 1980s in Iran.