In many middle eastern cultures men are totally restrained from any expression of emotion, says Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (b. 1957) in this interview: "All my photographs are about controlled emotions. They are always a juxtaposition of the dark side of life and the good side of life. Of light and darkness. Pain and joy. Violence and mysticism. The personal versus the social political."
Camera: Evelyn Schels | Edited by: Evelyn Schels | Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner, Louisiana | Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014 | Supported by Nordea-fonden