Public art project, Photo
Journeys Festival International
Leicester – Manchester – Portsmouth, United Kingdom 2021.
The artworks in this series allow the audience to experience the present moment, and to pause to rethink the things we have lost. If we take a general look, we will find that the emerging pandemic not only stole people’s lives, but also physical behaviors, such as everyday greetings which usually help us to show compassion for others and alleviate their suffering. For Bahzad, the importance of the quick greeting lies in the fact that it shows us the beautiful diversity and difference between us as human beings and cultures. We need touch, hugs and physical contact to show sympathy, love, and friendliness between people.