- The Little GoldFish
- Tutor: John Grzinich , Kersti Uibo
- Video art installation
When I was only six, I used to try and catch the goldfish in my grandma’s fish pond. The floor of the pond was slimy. Once I slipped and injured my head.
A few years later, I observed tens of thousands of little goldfish on sale at a New Year market. Something about them fascinated me. Most of all, I wondered why they didn’t dodge the seller’s grip and try to escape.
They didn’t seem to care which of them got caught first; they just waited their turn.
In Iranian culture, these adorable little goldfish in their little goldfish bowl represent the passage of life itself: children may want one as a pet, but just a few days later it will be dead.
Such, for me, was the inspiration for the Little Goldfish project.