ISLAMIC STAR, (Rub al-hizb) ستاره هشت پر(شمسه) 2005, Full HD, 05:30 min., Stereo, non-Dialogue

Islamic Star, ستاره اسلامی ,  2005
Full HD, 05:30 min., Stereo, non-Dialogue
Camera: Arne Hector
Written, directed, and performed: Shahram Entekhabi

In Islamic Star, Entekhabi is dressed as a type of orthodox Muslim moving through urban space. On his white shirt he is wearing a green Islamic star that reminds us to the "Judenstern" that has been common in Nazi Germany. The work circles around the Western idea of the Muslim fundamentalist and creates a tension between perceiving the Muslims as a potential danger to public safety and the statement of the Muslims as the victims of prejudice and exclusion.
(Français) Dans ce film Entekhabi est vêtu tel un musulman orthodoxe se déplaçant dans l’espace urbain. Sur sa chemise blanche, il porte une étoile verte islamique qui nous rappelle « L’étoile juive » instituée par le gouvernement Nazi en Allemagne. Le film tourne autour de l’appréhension occidentale du Musulman fondamentaliste. Il crée une tension entre la perception des Musulmans comme danger potentiel pour la sécurité publique et le statut des Musulmans comme les victimes de préjudice et d’exclusion.

The video "Islamic Star" appeared at the following exhibitions and festivals, among others:

2014: Breath from a warm locale,Parkingallery in collaboration with Asayeshgah projects, croxhapox, Gent, Belgium
2008: Emerging Discourse II: Performance and Mimicry, curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Art, New YorK, USA
2008: Cast Some Light — Glasgow international (Gi) 2008, curating by Helen de Main and Maj Hasager, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow U.K.
2007: Performs, Centre d'Arts plastiques et visuels de Lille, Lille, France
2007: From Middle East with Love., AMALFestival 007 — Santiago de Compostella, Spain
2007: Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel (catalogue)
2006: Something in Common, Galerie Anita Beckers — Frankfurt/ Main, Germany (solo exhibition)
2006: It’s been a long way, baby, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (solo exhibition)

The video "Islamic Star" appeared in the following Publications:

Fremde Männer : Männlichkeit und Ethniziät – Other Men kritische berichte Heft 4.2007
Sabine Kampmann und Alexandra Karentzos
Jonas Verlag / kritische berichte

One person’s Trash is another Person’s Treasure
book by Shahram Entekhabi
Publish Date: 2008. From “the book by” series of Fine Arts Unternehmen Books AG.

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Shahram Entekhabi is an German-Iranian- artist, curator & architect, currently living & working across Tehran, Iran - Berlin, Germany and Europe.