Past Continous Tense 1, 2009
26″ x 39″
This art piece was included in the “After Party” exhibition. The title refered to events that transpired after The Iranian Revolution.
While on a bus trip between Ahvaz and Tehran the artist talking on his cell phone with a friend remembers saying, “There’s this very beautiful cloud in the sky right now – I wish you were here to see it with me.”
In his poetic Past Continuous Tense Series, Kazemi superimposes a cell phone photograph of a cloud on various war torn locations in southern Iran. The result is these very real places appear imaginary.