About The Other Apartment is a collaborative project between Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin that initially occurred simultaneously in Sohrab's apartment in Tehran, Iran (Museum of Sohrab), and an exact replica of that apartment and all of its contents at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, U.S.. Using detailed photographs from Sohrab (who was not able to travel to the U.S. due to the travel ban on Iranian citizens), the artists worked with a team of fabricators to meticulously recreate his Tehran apartment's facade, interior architecture, and all of his personal possessions. From his soap dish to his furniture, everything in The Other Apartment was purchased, altered, or entirely fabricated to replicate what existed in Sohrab's apartment. The Other Apartment functions as a series of theoretical and practical questions within the sad absurdity of our current political condition: What if there was more than one absolute reality; can you build a space that functions as a loophole around national borders and economic sanctions; and what gets lost and gained in the act of duplication?
Facade (Tehran / Pittsburgh)
3D model of Sohrab's apartment in Tehran
Voice-over (in three parts) (2019) simultaneously in Tehran and Pittsburgh, curated by Joseph Del Pesco and Sohrab Kashani - video still: Three, Rather Than Two (or One) (2019) by Arash Fayez (Iran)Voice-over (in three parts) The Silence Where Shall We Go Today?
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