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THE HOUSE IS BLACK
 
   

Steel, etched acrylic sheet, neon light, brieze blocks

2009
220 x 240x 140cm (approx)


The piece considers ideas of grief and loss within families, particularly in situations of war and conflict. At once both house and tomb, the family home has been intruded upon and transformed into a cold, dark shell of itself.

The form is loosly based on the tomb of ancient Persian king, Cyrus The Great and the title is taken from a short film by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad.

 

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