Swede Home

DV PAL video converted from 8mm film, color, English commentary by Jan Edman
14 min 15 sec

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Installation view of Swede Home & Untitled (District Sixteen) together at Royal College of Art (London 2011):

Swede Home is made up of footage shot by a Swedish engineer Jan Edman (1928). Edman travelled to Iran about fifteen times between 1966 and 1980 for the purpose of realizing industrial projects commissioned by various Iranian state-owned and private industries. On some of these trips he carried his 8mm film camera with him. Oblivious to the faith of the industrial sites he was once involved with, he is invited to a sound studio some thirty years later to give a director’s commentary on a new edit from three of his film reels.

Video Playback, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago 2016)
I’ve Heard Stories, City of Toronto Archives and Blackwood Gallery (Toronto 2014)
TV Dinner, IM International (New York 2011)
Ethnography of Space, dep. Anthropology, Tehran University (2010)
Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada 2010)

Inside and Out, Kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga 2012)
If We Ever Meet Again, Thomas Erben Gallery (New York 2011)
Untitled (Video), Skånes Konstförening (Malmö 2011)
Someone was Here, Gallery No.6 (Tehran 2010, solo)
Les Misérables, rum46 (Aarhus 2009, solo)

See also Untitled (District Sixteen)