This work has been influenced by Capital Punishment in Iran, which is amongst the largest sentencing numbers in the world.... Read More
This work has been influenced by Capital Punishment in Iran, which is
amongst the largest sentencing numbers in the world. Public executions can
happen in multiple numbers and in places such as town squares where often
cranes mounted on trucks serve as makeshift gallows, or the top of buses are
used whilst hung from bridges. The capital punishment is not limited to what is
considered crime in most parts of the world but includes homosexuality,
political dissidence, blasphemy and adultery for example. Juveniles are not
exempt from this form of punishment.
The nooses are hung in a row in multiples to emphasise the
repetition of the act. To show how everyday life this has become,the ropes are set in an enclosed domestic setting where they are hang from washing line made of stripes of fabric( in
Islamic religion white shroud is used to wrap bodies in for burial).The victims
are hung fully clothed in clean outfits.The knots are a reference to a customary act in Iran
which is to tie a piece of colourful rag to the shrine bars whilst saying a
pray(the knots are the impasse, a dead-end).