Installations

2001

Sleepers

Sleepers

Produced by Galerie de France and MK2, Sleepers is Abbas Kiarostami’s first video installation, and it first shown on the occasion of the 2001 Venice Biennale. Running 1 hour 34 minutes, the video depicts a man and woman in bed, asleep in the early hours of the morning. As time passes, the city life begins to stir and the ambient sound of traffic and noise on the street gradually increases. The couple’s movements are minimal. The observer is left as a voyeur, yet remains neutral.

2004

Looking At Tazieh

Looking At Tazieh

Looking at Tazieh is Abbas Kiarostami's take on Tazieh epics, a traditional and popular Shiite mourning rite. Iranian spectators are this video and staged installation's only actors. Kiarostami uses three giant screens to shifts viewers' gazes from the ceremony to the hoards of people and their feelings.

2003

Ten Minutes Older

Ten Minutes Older

In this simple yet deeply poetic video installation, Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami incites a reflection on life-towards-death, micro-mutations in stillness, and the consciousness of time.

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