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John’s Schoolmates is an interactive installation, based of a 1979 college yearbook found by the artist in his parents’ library, in the pursuit of finding the truth about this particular publication he tried to find familiar faces of whom once were living in Tehran and studying at the Tehran American School.
John Jahanbani’s name in golden letters on the book makes us sure that the book once belonged to him.

The project has appeared on various occasions in Tehran and Munich, where the book remained just a document to flip through, in the time being there has been no attempt to find the students or reach what they recall of their time in Tehran, thus this open-end will soon close as they get older and the memory gets more wage and blurry. Should anyone try to uncover stories from 40 years ago?

Amirali Ghasemi
Jan 2019