“For the sake of Calmness” A project by Newsha Tavakolian

4 September - 14 October 2020

I am in the third building from the right, in the third unit on the eighth floor. I don’t know if you can see me or not, but I can tell it’s not easy for you to find me. I am the first person to speak. They had told me the buildings were under construction. They said they were being pre-sold. But I later found out people lived here before, but now they are all gone. The buildings are abandoned.
I am in unit five on the sixteenth floor now. I am the first person to speak. They had told me the buildings were under construction. They said they were being pre-sold. But I later found out people lived here before, but now they are all gone. The buildings are abandoned. I am in unit five on the sixteenth floor now. The person whose voice you heard from the eighth floor is the one who thought these buildings were being pre-sold. She’s me. I was sure from day one that the units here had been pre-sold a while ago. And now no one is willing to live here anymore.
I am now in the sixth building from the left, unit ten on the twenty-second floor. The previous person was the first person, and I am no one but the third person. The other two think this place is abandoned, but in fact, there is no building here. We only think there is.
I am in the tenth building from the right, unit two hundred and fifty, on the thirtieth floor. It’s unclear who I am, but whoever I am, I previously believed I was someone whose voice you heard three times before.

Credits:
Narrator: Newsha Tavakolian
Space Curator & Design Architect: Ahmadreza Schricker
Director of photography: Peyman Shadmanfar
Editing: Pouya Parsamagham
Sound designer & Music: Kamran Arshinia
Context: Newsha Tavakolian- Sahand Kheyrabadi
Set designer: Amirhossein Ghodsi
Project Consultant: Azad Jafarian
Project Executive: Katayoun Arsanjani
Backstage Camera: Sina Shiri
Space Curator Assistant: Mona Janghorban (Asa North)
Programmer: Ghazal Masoumi
Lighting: Parsa Majd
Camera: Mahdi Barati – Amirali Azarhush
Production Assistants: Pasha Tabatabai – Pedram Mohammadi
Production Manager: Reza Dehghan
Producer: Newsha Tavakolian

Date and Location:
Pejman Foundation: Argo Factory
4 September – 14 October 2020
From 12 – 9 pm

– The exhibition will be be open on Saturdays only for students with a valid student ID card and tickets are discounted.

– Tickets only available Online (except for Saturdays)

– We kindly ask the visitors to wear a face mask and follow the health protocols.