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“Instrument of Unification”



Report on Tehran’s exhibit, “Instrument of Unification”

“Instrument of Unification” was performed by Amateur Society from June 27th to August 5th, 2018 in galleries number 1 and 2 of Rooberoo Mansion in Tehran, Iran.

Gallery no.1 was painted all in yellow and there were texts all around written with stencil and spray. They contained descriptions of space features, leaflet of Amateur Society theory, control, montage and hacking. (The texts are available on the website.) In the center of the space there was the server computer which had the Tehran archive on it. This archive contains films of Tehran recorded by Amatuer Society from 2016. There were 4 other computers connected to the server by cables. People could sit at them, watch the films, add their files and make their own films with the help of a simple editing program (which had a tutorial on the system).

When the editing finished, the film was added to the main archive and was projected and looped with other films on the left wall. During the 10 days of the exhibit, almost 80 films were made, which have been uploaded on YouTube.

There was another projection on the right wall showing other users’ systems.

There was a symbolic back-up of the archive in gallery no.2 (Rooberoo Mansion, attic-like spot) also the live CCTV footage of the other spot available on a LCD.

Exhibition Report:


* You can see the atmosphere of exhibition via this link:



Leaflet of Amateur society


What is a city? For what reason do we gather around in a specific geographic location?


City is an archive.


The city makes man time and space-related. Man plays no role in relation to space and time in comparison to the city. Because the city places the boundaries of space for man and makes him dependent on time planning (the pragmatism of his time) and provides man with a certain direction, in which he can move. When we go out of the house, we are only allowed to move in specific sections, and they set the path for us. On the other hand, the city dictates its time to its citizens. Time-scheduling is a matter of urbanization. Urbanite is dependent on this time table. Without hourly scheduling, the city does not happen.


The urban production line requires the creation of a system. And a system essentially needs a spatial framework and a timetable. The urbanite has no way out of it, and of course, apart from this time and place, it has no definition. Urbanite must respect the city and its rules, because it is related dependent on the city.