In order to recall situations, people, and phenomena, how much can we rely on archival images (pictures in magazines, family photographs, etc.)? A dramatic scene can assume a new meaning as we focus on its different parts and it can be read over and over again. Eliminating other parts of the image intensifies the attention to a certain moment. Moreover, it poses the question of how the image lends itself to different readings and opens doors for various interpretations. This series of works is a contemplation on notions such as remembering and forgetfulness, revisiting memories, attention, and intentional omission.
Sogol Ahadi (b. 1990, Tehran, Iran) has a BFA in Painting from the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Azad University of Tehran. Her work has been included in one group exhibition.