Work description

Today's Life and War

“Today's Life and War” series emerges from my experiences of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, how this violence symbolically influences the emotional life of my generation, it gives us the fear that facing images of war on television and in the city through the walls. This body of work represents war and its heritage how it permeates all aspects of contemporary society by depicting a couple in a fictionalized battlefield as they interact in everyday life for instance, watching television, surfing the Internet and celebrating their wedding. While my couple does not visibly express emotion, they nevertheless have a power of perseverance, determination and survival. I create moments that capture ongoing duality of life and war without precluding hop.
Work description

Today's Life and War

“Today's Life and War” series emerges from my experiences of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, how this violence symbolically influences the emotional life of my generation, it gives us the fear that facing images of war on television and in the city through the walls. This body of work represents war and its heritage how it permeates all aspects of contemporary society by depicting a couple in a fictionalized battlefield as they interact in everyday life for instance, watching television, surfing the Internet and celebrating their wedding. While my couple does not visibly express emotion, they nevertheless have a power of perseverance, determination and survival. I create moments that capture ongoing duality of life and war without precluding hop.
Gohar DASHTI ,Today’s Life and War. 2008, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gohar DASHTI ,Today’s Life and War. 2008, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Gohar DASHTI ,Today’s Life and War. 2008, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gohar DASHTI ,Today’s Life and War. 2008, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Gohar DASHTI, Volcano, 2012, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gohar DASHTI, Volcano, 2012, photograph, 131×96cm. Courtesy of the artist.