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Far from Home
November 21, 2016-12:30 pm - November 24, 2016-7:00 pm
Curator: Azadeh Fatehrad and Richard Slocombe
Artists: Peter Kennard, Xavier Ribas. Ali Cherri, Tom Richards,
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
The exhibition titled ‘Far from Home’ is inspired by the true story of Nazanin Zaghari- Ratcliffe, a British Iranian project developer who attended a New Year celebration in Tehran in March 2016 with her two-year-old daughter. The Iranian calendar starts on the 21st of March when Iranians celebrate the start of spring as a sign of new life and new beginnings in nature. In contrast to the supposedly celebratory nature of the New Year event, when Nazanin and her daughter were returning to their home in London, they were unexpectedly arrested at Tehran Airport. There have been no charges brought against Nazanin but she is still being detained in Evin Prison, Tehran. In ‘Far from Home’, the concept of ‘home’ has a double meaning given the situation; it is a joyful/celebratory place to visit and yet terrifying at the same time.
What image comes into your mind when you think of your own homeland? What represents ‘home’ to you? Where is ‘home’?
The multi-media installation ‘Far from Home’ is a combination of video, sound, photography and performance taking place at The Crypt Gallery in London. ‘Far from Home’, collectively responds to a complex image and imaginary dimension of the ‘home’. This exhibition demonstrates a moment ‘in between’, a coexistence of joy and fear in response to current socio-political vulnerabilities, where human life can seemingly be destroyed by the irrational enforcement of power/ war/ disaster.