How to Invest In Iran (2019) is a project that I have started at the Banff Centre through the Distributed Identities residency. This project is a multidisciplinary installation based on accumulation of diagrams that I have collected from Google Search when I searched for the exact title: “How to invest in Iran?” Following graphs and charts about the Iranian currency after the
US sanction, I ended up with imagery of milling machines. Not quite sure about the reason for such algorithm, I collected what Google offered me as the answer to my question. In addition to the sculptural piece of the diagrams, I made a manual with three
chapters and documented the process of making the last chapter as a video performance piece.

Link to the video: How To Make Chapter Four for the Manuals for How To Invest In Iran
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPwVqEbISQ7Frjmpc1nHymt2McNcUbgjrZTSMcZ
   
   
Diagrams for How To Invest In Iran, 2019
Black and red plexiglas. Dimensions variable.
   
   
Manuals for How To Invest In Iran, 2019
Handmade Abaca paper, cartridge paper, black, white, and red threads. Dimensions variable.

Manuals for How To Invest In Iran (2019), has four chapters. Chapter one includes the folded cut outs of the milling machine pieces and diagrams of how they work. The folded diagrams are within the paper and not on the surface. Chapter two contains one-meter long threads that I have dropped them and documented their positions within the paper through the process of making it. Chapter three is made and formed by abaca pulp and force of gravity in certain directions that I let parts of the pulp get separated, squeezed, and compressed. Chapter four is made and documented as a video performance. Through the performance I try to read the manuals and understand the diagrams of How To Invest In Iran. Since there is nothing to “read” and “understand” in the manuals, I throw some of the pages of chapter one, two, and three back to the water and make a new paper pulp for the chapter four. To make that, I followed/mimicked the notions of falling and scattering that I could see in the diagrams and couched paper sheets accordingly.

Link to the video: How To Make Chapter Four for the Manuals for How To Invest In Iran
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPwVqEbISQ7Frjmpc1nHymt2McNcUbgjrZTSMcZ
   
   
Manuals for How To Invest In Iran, 2019. Detail of the Chapter Three, handmade
abaca paper, dimensions variable.
   
   
Manuals for How To Invest In Iran, 2019. Detail of the Chapter Four, handmade abaca paper, dimensions variable.
   
   
Manuals for How To Invest In Iran, 2019. Detail of the Chapter One, handmade abaca paper, dimensions variable.
   
   
Manuals for How To Invest In Iran, 2019. Detail of the Chapter Two, handmade abaca paper, dimensions variable.