The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021


Germany | 2018 | 37 min
Farsi, Japanese, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Faraz Fesharaki
Sound mixing: Jochen Jezussek
Director: Shirin Sabahi
Categories :
FIFA Experimental


Canadian Premiere

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art opened in October 1977. The building is a spiral corridor swirling down into the ground. At the bottom centre of the spiral, a sculpture by artist Noriyuki Haraguchi (1946, Japan) is installed permanently. The artwork titled Matter and Mind (1977) is a large steel basin filled with used engine oil, acquired after being exhibited at documenta 6 the same year. In 2017 and as part of a film production, Shirin Sabahi organized Haraguchi's return to Tehran to oversee the restoration of his work. Starting from a curiosity about what lies under the black surface, the resulting film, Mouthful, is both the means and the end to the project of restoration.


Shirin Sabahi

Filmography | Borrowed Scenery (2017) ; Mint Condition (2015) ; A Trip Well Travelled (2014) ; Muted Fanfare for the Shy (2013) ; We Fell Into The Water Staying Dry (2013) ; We Came Here to Swim (2012) ; Expired Monument (2011) ; Swede Home (2009) ; Amateurs (2009)

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