I am 164cm

  • I am 164cm

  • Artist: Nazanin Oghanian
  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 23:25
  • Country: Canada
  • From the Patient #17301 series. Two-channel video.
    Installed in the corner of the space, ‘I am 164cm. مــن ١۶۴ســانتیمتر ھســتم.’ from the ‘Patient #17301’ series, is a two-channel video, with the two projected images sharing the vertical line of the corner. On the left channel, animated scenes are played which are completed in SketchUp, using virtual warehouse objects as props. The scene attempts to replicate the injection room at the Kosar Hospital in Tehran, Iran, where I received Decapeptyl injections every 28 days between 1998 and 2005. On the right channel, home video footage is shown from the same years (1998-2005), sourced from a personal family archive.
    Engaging with spatial and temporal elements, I explore how montage can be used in a two- channel video in order to create a third space. I am interested in the ways in which new meanings arise through the relationships between disparate images, meanings that don’t previously exist in these images. Through my interventions in this footage, I explore how these new meanings can articulate the slippages of the memory on one hand, and on the other, in my body’s experience of medical intervention during the treatments.

  • Accession #: 7231
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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