افلا†تتفکرون means “Do you not think?” It is a part of a Quranic verse. This name invites the audience to think independently in each frame, regardless of the overall issue of the collection. And each audience can build their mental world according to the signs they see in the photo.
افلا†تتفکرون collection is the narrative of creation through paintings related to each event in a historic men’s public bath that has been turned into a museum. Baths are in direct contact with the body.
My approach to the narrative of creation has been a combination of the views of Islam and Christianity in this regard.
In this collection, a look is taken at the issue of women’s absence in the first Qajar family photos, as an example of which I have addressed the issue of women’s absence in public baths. The alternative was a baby girl instead of a wife / Eve.
In most frames, the presence of paintings helps to narrate and emphasize the signs. And give us this.
It informs that the problem of creation has been repeated again and again and this process will continue.
Producer : amata Theatre Group
Art director / designer : Navid Memar
Photographer : Mahdiyar Zamzam
Editor : Ali Dolatabadi