Performance in public space, mixed media, in the dry river bed of Zayandeh Rud, Esfahan, Iran, 2022
"Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile، but let every girl live... She hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile... She named him Moses, saying, I drew him out of the water. „ Exodus 1:22, 2:3 & 10
"Moses, an Elegy" is an elegy for liberty and a satirical work dedicated to Zayanderoud, which means life-giver river in Persian. Inside the wooden box is a cassette with a song by Bayat-e Esfahan, a melodious piece of traditional Iranian music, a notebook with a key, a snakeskin wallet and a misbaha.

Photo and videography: Mehri Abbasi
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