Isfahan Mon Amour

2006/2007. Video with sound, 3 minutes

With reference to Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour, this work points at the human fragility in the zone of extreme political instability. The Nuclear Technology Centre in Isfahan is Iran's largest nuclear research centre and said to be the primary location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. In the video this reality is contradicted by a universal, but highly personal experience of both beauty and love.

Soundtrack: Duke Ellington, extract from “Isfahan”, The Far East Suite album, 1967.

 

 

Watch excerpts of the work installed in Tromsø Kunstforening, 2008 

Read Camp Dreamland, catalogue text by Line Ulekleiv