Tents And Sacks, 2006, permanent maker on filmposter


Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی

Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی

Tents and sacks consists of a series of film posters that had been painted over with permanent maker. Entekhabi covered all bodies of the female figures with a tchador (the word “tchador” in Farsi means both, “tent” as well as “veil”) and all heads of the male figures with a sack that reminds us of the disputed US-American practice of isolating male political prisoners from their surroundings. Whereas in Islamic countries the female body is meant to be “protected” from the penetrating view of a male society with the help of the veil, the West mirrors this practice by inversion through seriously constricting the functions of the most important sense organs in order to make any contact with the outer world impossible

Exhibit at:
voiler - dévoiler / hüllen - enthüllen — Villa du Parc/centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France
2006 June 2nd - July 29nd

From the Banks of a River called HOME, Shahram Entekhabi — Centre d'art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2008 January 18th - February 25th

Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی
Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی
Tends and Sacks © Shahram Entekhabi  شهرام انتخابی