“Oxys in black & white” is a collaboration between the Iranian Composer Aftab Darvishi and Iranian photographer and video artist Tahmineh Monzavi.
Aftab is an Iranian artist living and working in the Netherlands and Tahmineh is and Iranian video artist living in Iran. Both of the artists are very active and acclaimed in their own field and they have done several collaborations together.
The video is inspired by a friend’s dream who was pregnant and was not acknowledged about it. She dreamed of being pregnant and giving birth to an unknown creature instead of a human. Eventually sadly she lost the baby and decided to act in this video.
So the video is portraying the journey of getting pregnant, the pregnancy period and giving birth/loosing the creature.The ending is unknown and it is left to the imagination and interpretation of the audiences.
The music is inspired by the story and using two pieces of poetry in Persian by Aftab and Tahmineh.
In the music Aftab is using natural elements such heartbeats, breathing, whispering and basically the sounds that are audible naturally during this journey that any woman can experience.