Shabnam K.Ghazi, installation-Edward Hopper Art, 2016

Installation view, Astonishing Story Of Us in a A Scarcity of Time, Shabnam K.Ghazi 2016


Detail view of Astonishing Story Of Us in a A Scarcity of Time, Shabnam K.Ghazi 2016

Detail view of Astonishing Story Of Us in a A Scarcity of Time, Shabnam K.Ghazi 2016


Detail view of Installation, Astonishing Story Of Us in a A Scarcity of Time, Shabnam K.Ghazi 2016

Detail view of Installation, Astonishing Story Of Us in a A Scarcity of Time, Shabnam K.Ghazi 2016


The Astonishing Story Of Us In A Scarcity Of Time

 

Video and still photographs from The Astonishing Story of Us in a Scarcity of Time is an investigation of the patterns that our mundane daily chores fall into and the inherent disassociation experienced as a result of the continuous repetition of our actions.  In the video, figures blur with ants as they rapidly scurry across the screen and out of sight. As our paths occasionally,  intersect, causing us to pause and perhaps remind us, within a frail moment of contact, that we are not alone. The Astonishing Story of us in a scarcity of time depicts individuals with subliminal contacts, resembling the ant colonies, and their collective existence. It is this sublime comparative narrative and the work’s mesmerizing visual minimalism that result in its visual beauty. This project is the result of over four hours of footage and 800 still shots taken in various places such as south of Tehran, the financial district in Toronto, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.