Heja Rahiminia

Silent Scream - 2018

For me the trees and speakers of Tehran University are narrator of history and political and social issues which during these years this place has seen. From the other side tree symbolically represents seeking freedom which has to be silenced and deformed by colliding with tight and steely fences of campus, like many students who have shouted for their freedom of expression during various periods of time and they have been starting point of any other protest. In addition, the speakers which are installed on top of the fences has been the voice of government and ruling power which imposed themselves and considered themselves the only voice. For many years, these loudspeakers have shouted the sovereignty and power every Friday prayer (Jumu'ah), denying the existence of any tree.