EDEN | FOTO – FORUM | 6 DEC – 21 JAN
Anush is the son of an iranian refugee.
Vittorio Mortarotti and Anush Hamzehian have so decided to investigate the claustrophobia and violence of this border town as a metaphor of all frontiers through the story of people crossing the border to reach some freedom, of prostitutes working in night brothels along the road to Iran, of iranian truckers bringing oil to Russia, of miners working in Molibdene mines (that will be used in weapons’ factories), of Russian soldiers who still defend the armenian borders, of teenagers who dream about escaping, of people that for all life long never ever moved from there. In Agarak they realized a series of 10 big format photos, a 3 channel video installation and a single channel video which will be show at Foto-Forum in Bolzano Bozen from December 6th to January 21st.
Alongside with the exhibition, which also won the Leica Prize at the last Image Biennial of Veney, you’ll also find the photobook, published by Skinnerboox, that is part of the project too.
Eden was shown in February 2016 at the Blueproject Foundation in Barcelona, in September at Images Vevey and the video installation was screened in October at MAXXI Rome. The production of the show was gererously supported by RPM spa and R.F. Pacini.