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The Wedding
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2015
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The Wedding is a video of the artist parents’ wedding which took place during the halcyon days before Iran’s popular revolution gave way to a religious fundamentalist regime. Struggling to remember the exact date of the event, Rokni’s relatives inadvertently draw a picture of the excitement, confusion, and eventual disappointment of those historic months. Rokni’s work use her personal history, as a refugee from Iran who settled in Israel, to explore collective experiences of loss and displacement. Alternating between dreamscape and documentary, Rokni’s video investigate the disconnection between people’s hopes and expectations and their often tragic realities, using art to describe the imaginative, unconscious dimensions of experience.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

The Wedding

The Wedding is a video of the artist parents’ wedding which took place during the halcyon days before Iran’s popular revolution gave way to a religious fundamentalist regime. Struggling to remember the exact date of the event, Rokni’s relatives inadvertently draw a picture of the excitement, confusion, and eventual disappointment of those historic months. Rokni’s work use her personal history, as a refugee from Iran who settled in Israel, to explore collective experiences of loss and displacement. Alternating between dreamscape and documentary, Rokni’s video investigate the disconnection between people’s hopes and expectations and their often tragic realities, using art to describe the imaginative, unconscious dimensions of experience.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis