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Tulipa Irregularis

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The “Tulipa Irregularis” video looks at the notions of irregularity with the tulip as an icon whose sometimes variegated petals are a historic record of the coveted flower. The irregular color streaks and shapes that add to their value and desirability are in fact the result of a virus. Their out...Read more

The “Tulipa Irregularis” video looks at the notions of irregularity with the tulip as an icon whose sometimes variegated petals are a historic record of the coveted flower. The irregular color streaks and shapes that add to their value and desirability are in fact the result of a virus. Their outward façade is deceptive, what lies beneath is a complex web of consequences based on environmental conditions and careful manipulation over many generations. In this work Mehran draws attention to how the decisions of just a few can affect the future of many.

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