Animals

Arya Tabandehpoor

Having taken photos of roadkill, I wondered how I might present them. With an explicit presentation, which meant encountering accident, blood and death, the viewer would be shocked. Two years passed. One day, in a cell phone repair shop, I met a person who had brought in his burnt-in-fire iPhone 4 to be fixed. His hope for recovering his phone caught my attention. I thought, “Does anyone have a similar hope after running the animals over?” From that day on, I started collecting broken iPhone 4s and put my roadkill photos into them.

Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Animal” series, photo print on lightbox paper mounted on iphone 4 display module (additional wiring, iphone 4 casing, power adaptor), unique edition, 5.7 x 11.4 x 1 cm, 2011 – 2014
Arya Tabandehpoor, from “Animals” series, installation view, 2016
Arya Tabandehpoor, from “Animals” series, installation view, 2016
Arya Tabandehpoor, from “Animals” series, installation view, 2016
Arya Tabandehpoor, from “Animals” series, installation view, 2016