Collective trauma

Material : Clay , glass

Ardalan made more than 200 hundred sculptures in ceramic and then took photos of them. Accumulation of sandals can be considered as a loaded image that has historical connotations and denotes various traumatic events.  And he also has been inspired by a poem by Iranian avant-garde poet Ahmad Shomolu

 “If freedom could sing a song


as the throat of a bird,

nowhere would a wall remain crumbled.

It would not take many years

to comprehend

that ruins are a sign

of human absence,

that human presence

creates life”.