The Book of History 2012

Paper & Metal

        The Book of History: 6000 BC to Present provokes both particular and universal themes. This piece has been inspired by Iranian Green Movement where hundreds of students got killed following a rebellion and a resistance to The Islamic Republic of Iran in order to claim their rights and their freedom. Thus, history once again repeated itself. Although dead these students remained alive through the body of history. The Book of History has no words, instead, each white page is covered with seven daggers (which refers to seven days a week) coming out towards the face of the reader, reminding the reader of this irony that history is this one subject through which the opposing universal forces and struggles come together: power and rebellion, war and peace, repression and resistance…

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