The Romantic Self-Exiles II (2012)
<I ask you to show me the view of Tehran from your Balcony. You look back into the monitor: “ But remember? It’s hard to breath here. Darkness hides it all.” You still showed me the lights, the beautiful lights of Tehran which I only started to dream of after I left>.
The Romantic Self Exiles II is a physical extension of The Romantic Self Exiles I (3D animation), and a representation of imagined, dreamed, romanticized, beautiful Tehran. It iterates the city through the experience of my embodied self and peers, and it attests to our mobility within the city along with our inability to return after having left.
The Romantic Self Exiles at Chicago Cultural Center