Arya Tabandehpoor

The concept behind Arya Tabandehpoor’s series usually revolves around component and process. “Tendency” is a photographic mosaic made through a long and laborious process. The result is an arrangement of 3078 pieces of a photograph that are used as cigarette filters. The traces of breath on these burnt pieces refer to a momentary pleasure experienced by those who have used them.

Arya Tabandehpoor, untitled, from “Tendency” series, 3078 pieces of luster photographic paper, C-type print cut and shaped into used cigarette filter, trace amounts of ash, 150.5 x 196 cm, unique edition, 2020
Arya Tabandehpoor, “Tendency” series, Factory 03, installation view, 2020