Paper Factory (2018)

The Autumn-Leaf Festival is an annual event in Iran organized by the city of Tehran in collaboration with the Art University of Tehran. Fallen leaves gathered by workers are transported to the University where invited artists create public art.

Paper Factory was made in collaboration with Tahmine Mirmotahari for the Second Annual Autumn-Leaf Festival in December 2018. We used found plastic to package leaves, arranging them before the institution with a pile of newsprint paper amidst these packages.

How many trees does it take to create a pile of paper? We ask the public to contemplate on their paper use and on Tehran’s disappearing trees from urban gardens.

Covered by Tehran News