From Ahl–e-Havva Series | Ali Soltani Tehrani

From Ahl–e-Havva Series | Ali Soltani Tehrani


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2015
Digital print 
60 x 80 cm  
Edition of 6

"During one of my journeys to the south of lran, on the sidelines of Persian Gulf, l heard about a black-African population who sailed to Iranian plateau coasts many years ago. They have their own African credence, rites and manners. These people carry the belief that all human suffering is caused by the winds travelling from far way and blowing around their soul. These winds haunt men and make humans captive, involved and incapable of doing anything. As the result of their conviction, every creature on the universe is tied to others around the world and would be affected by their affliction. The above mentioned group, that calls themselves “Ahl-e-Havaa” (inmate of the air), tries to get rid of such disasters by keeping themselves away from anything they consider as a sin or by taking part in singing and dancing ceremonies." (Ali Soltani Tehrani)