Listen to the Reed

2004

Installation

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Exhibition:"Gardens of Iran"

Photographer: Amir Mobed

The title is taken from a famous verse by Molana, celebrated Iranian mystic and poet:

Listen to the reed, how it tells a tale, complaining of the separations

Reeds are highly valued and frequently depicted in Iranian art and literature. The picture of reeds and the sound of wind blowing through the leaves is a metaphor for all the stories told by the cane flute. Here the wind blowing through metal reeds creates a new visual and choral aesthetic. In time, as the weather conditions and rain wear away the iron and as the color and the texture change, the work gains a new appearance every day.

Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, 2004, Installation, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m
Listen to the Reed, Iron sheet, copper rods, length:30 m

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