The House

HD, 31 minutess
16:9, colour, stereo

In December 2018 I was invited for a workshop at the Art University of the Iranian city of Abadan in the southwestern Persian Gulf region. I was accompanied by the Iranian artist Maryam Farhang who helped me with translations and contacts to the local authorities and the students.
When we were visiting the open-air-war-museum of Abadan she made impressive recordings of some of the relicts and war-ruins near the Karun-river, the border between Iran and Iraq, where the Iraqi solders started the war against Iran in 1980.
For Maryam Farhang’s exhibition Waves Come, Waves Go, at the Schaumbad–Atelierhaus Graz/Austria, between February 28th and March 9th, 2022, we edited our video- and soundrecordings from Abadan and from the famous city of Laft (in the middle of the Gulf-island of Geshm) for the film and video-installation we called The House.
Michael Pilz, Vienna, February, 2022

Original title The House
English title The House
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time December, 2018
Shooting location City of Abadan and the island of Geshm, Persian Gulf
Cinematography by Maryam Farhang & Michael Pilz
Original sound by Maryam Farhang & Michael Pilz
Original language Farsi, Arabian
No subtitles
Edited by Michael Pilz & Maryam Farhang for Maryam Farhang’s exhibition Waves Come, Waves Go, at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz/Austria, February 27th–March 9th, 2022

Austria 2018/2022

First public screening February 28th, 2022, Schaumbad-Atelierhaus Graz/Austria

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