Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan

The work is a seven-minute video called “Head,” in which we see the close-shot of a person with closed eyes. Fingers that emerge from the dark background seek to explore and awaken the sleeping eyes of the slumbering person, but to no avail. The person seems to resist the hands’ desperate attempts, as if she is not willing to open her eyes. The challenge is relentless and implications create a claustrophobic effect: the shut eyes, the sleeping person, and the inquiring hands.

Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan, “Head”, from “Think Box” series, video, duration: 7′, edition of 3 + 1 AP
edition 1/3, 2019
Asia Now 2021, installation view
Asia Now 2021, installation view