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Eight To One (8:1), 2006
Shahram Entekhabi with Asma Mundrawala
PAL video, color, sound, 02:16 min.
Performers: Mohsun Riaz ,Mikail Ahmed ,Zeeshan Ahmed , Khizr Farooq , Hurmat ul Ain,Ejaz Mubeen , Arsalan Rafique , Jawad Saleem , Jawad Tariq ,Akdas Wasim
Camera: M. Rizwan Khalid
Assistant: Irfanullah
Acknowledgements: Vasl Lahore and National College of Arts and Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan
Entekhabi’s work Eight To One (8:1) references the opening sequence of the Hollywood film West Side Story set in Pakistani surroundings. The work suggests ideas of isolation, displacement and undercurrent violence in the presence of the gang of young men, sharply contrasted with the presence of the young girl gradually containing herself in a web like drawing to create a secure space for herself.

Eight To One (8:1) se réfère à la séquence d’ouverture du film hollywoodien West Side Story tourné ici au Pakistan. Le travail suggère l’idée d’isolement, de déplacement et de violence profonde de par la présence de la bande de jeunes hommes contrastant amplement avec la présence de la jeune fille s’entourant d’un dessin pour créer un espace de sécurité autour d’elle

Eight To One (8:1) appeared at the following exhibitions and festivals, among others:
2009: Berlin Hot Shots — Organised by VASL Karachi, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2008: SELECTED #3, A source for videoart lovers — The sixth videoart festival LOOP’08, Barcelona, Spain
2007: Art Radio Live — PAN. Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy

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