Trial (2021)

After long interrogations and psychological and physical torture, people who are politically active against the Iranian government are forced to make incriminating statements about themselves in front of the camera. The video recordings are then shown on Iranian television and used as evidence against the activists in mock trials. The death penalty is often imposed.
The sound installation “Trial” (exhibited on an old dead tree in the German-French Garden in Saarbrücken), which is a sound collage from audio recordings of victims of forced confessions, attempts to express the sufferings of Iranian victims of torture, forced confessions, persecution and murder, and thus to find a media language that can be used to address suffering and grief on a more general level.