Islamic Catwalk


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Islamic Catwalk, 2008, HD video, PAL, 00:38 min, color, sound

Islamic Catwalk is based on a sequence of moving images from the Robert Altman master piece Prêt-à-Porter (1994), namely the end of the movie that shows some kind of high end fashion show, with all the female models being naked on stage. Entekhabi was taking all stills out of the sequence (i.e. 50 images per second/ HD 1080i) and covered the naked female bodies with chadors. As a result, we see a video from an absurd Islamic version of a fashion show.

First exhibited in occasion of solo show:
Shahram Entekhabi: From the Banks of a River called HOME
Centre d'art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2008 January 18th - February 25th