Short Reviews

on Iranian

Contemporary Art


Ali Amirtaheri

This series which was worked for my bachelor’s final project refers to human identity. As the industry grows and the role of humans diminishes in many tasks, life has become easier, but an alarm has been sounded that how long do we want to let the machines do the works? What if one day industrial and mechanical machines surpass us in feelings, emotions, and making decisions, just as they did in calculations?

This 7-part collection is the story of a boy who may be a picture of me, together with his mechanical friend that is made by himself. But there is only a shadow of the boy in the images. It is as if nothing is left of the boy and he just carries his body with himself. Instead, his mechanical friend is active in taking the story forward, and we see the emotional burden of the story in the face of a machine character.

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