Foad Alijani

Overlap Maps
Da theater house
Tehran, Iran, April 2018

The show took place in a theater house located in an old underground bath building. In the installation, I placed a large plastic pipe at a visual intersection with a similar existing pipe. The ancient map was installed in the horizontal pipe while the contemporary map was installed in the vertical pipe; both maps were muddy, and one of them was emphasized with light.

The installation created a striking visual effect within the atmospheric setting of the old underground bath. The large plastic pipe intersected with an existing pipe, forming a cross-like structure suspended in the space. The use of light and shadow played a crucial role, as one map was illuminated to draw the viewer’s attention, highlighting the contrast between ancient and contemporary representations. The rugged texture of the walls and the dimly lit environment contributed to the overall contemplative mood of the piece, aiming to illustrate the passage of time and the evolution of global landscapes.

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