Illegal POV

In this work, Illegal POV, high-quality video is projected onto a large screen, depicting three fishermen at the Caspian Sea. Simultaneously, the CRT security monitor in front of the large screen shows a nearby kitchen where a low-paid worker is cleaning the same fish. Mehrvarz followed the trace of the fish to the kitchen in the city of Rasht, Iran after spending four hours drifting in the sea with the fishermen. The contrast between the quality of the two videos creates an uncanny feeling in the audience. This experience is amplified by a four-channel surrounding sound system. The juxtaposition of high-q and low-q video disrupts what the viewer expects/reads from the images. The contradiction of size and quality of two videos brings the event of the past into the present at the time of playing.



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