Inspired by the tale originated from medieval Persia, photography duo Christmas & Holmes, explore the book's portrayal of complex female characters using its famous "story-within-story" narrative.
The story is about Sheharazad's fight to prolong her life from execution by embittered husband, King Shahriyar, through storytelling every night. In return, each story gave the king a reason continue their dialogue until the next day; and eventually restored his faith in love again.
'One Thousand and One Nights' project discusses feminism issues, while using the 'male gaze' as visual grammar.
The print showcase was a research into multi-layered storytelling, accompanied by a 3D multimedia projection.
The project took over three months to shoot, curated by Graham Phoenix, director of The Situation Modern.
One Thousand and One Nights were exhibited at The Situation Modern, London (Dec 2009), Luneados-Medio Pliego, Cordoba (Dec 2009), Digital Storytelling Conference'10 (March 2010), and featured on Opticon 1826, UCL's peer review journal (Edition 8, Spring 2010).