This installation draws on the scarcity of the oil reserves and the dilemmas surrounding the oil industry in the social, political and cultural biography of Iran, prolonging and escalating the fragile balance of economical and political growth; lingering with the question whether possession of oil equates to better fate.

The sound bits and visual components of this work are inspired by Iran’s cultural anthropology and folkloristics motifs whilst encompassing universally recognizable symbols. 

To Heaven to Hell installation view at Central St. Martins University of the Arts.

Sound installation: 4 min 10 seconds looped; structure: metal, glass, sump oil, 90 x 91 x 200 cm, 2011