The Voided Loom (دارٍ پوده) is in fact a visual abstract of an ongoing revival project by [P]Art Collective in 2011.


A unique story of Kelardasht's Carpet: a video documentary that portrays the ties between culture, emotions and the environment of a community which gave the primeval folklore of carpet weaving its form and generation to generation permanence.

 

"The Voided Loom" is an independent documentary selected from a large number of interviews and narrative stories gathered around the aesthetic characteristics and positions of Kelardasht Carpet throughout its rise and fall.

Kelardasht's Carpet weaving, the art and practice of hundreds of years old, was a memento of immigration of an ethnic group but unfortunately it has not gained the reputation it deserves and it is in the verge of extinction. What you will see, hear and experience in this documentary is a visual perspective of a two year study of this region and its carpet weaving art, to be compiled as a book about Kelardasht Carpet as well.

2011

Kelardasht, Shahrestanak, Tehran, Iran

 

Awards and screenings:

- Second prize. Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival. Los Angeles. CA. 2011

- Screening. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Los Angeles. CA. 2011