Noir Art Group

This is not an Appel – 2010

Tehran, city theater –
the 28th Fajr theater festival –
feb 2010


Director: Hadi Kamali Moghaddam

Writers: Hadi Kamali Moghaddam, Mina Bozorgmehr

Assistant and Art Designer: Mina Bozorgmehr

Performers: Mina Bozorgmehr, Mehdi Sadeghiani, Faraanak Samadi, Arash Pashanj, ‎Azadeh Mohammadi, Zhinous Hoormand, Hadi Kamali Moghaddam

Guests: Atieh Pirali, Amir Alamdarzadeh, Shervin ‎Pashayi, Aaban Hosseinabadi, Mehrdad Hamrahi, Mahsa Mohammadkazem, ‎Mohammadreza Adineh, Sara Yasoubi, Mohsen Ahmadi Nik-

Sound: Arash Pashanj-

Photographers: Shahin Amirshahpari Motlagh, Homeira Tayyebi, Babak Mehrbakhsh, ‎Makan Kouchaki, Babak Malek-

Cameramen: Amirhossein Ghodsi, Farhad Ghodsi-

Graphic Artist: Peyman Pourhossein-


The “apple” carnaval performed for 9 consecutive nights in the area around Tehran’s city-‎theater. A different performance and a different story with a three-hour duration was ‎improvised each night which all had slow-motion movement in common. The basic ‎columns for each performance consisted of the four elements (water, wind, earth and ‎fire), Time (past, present and future) and the concept of Humanity. A Human was born ‎into a new story every night after the gong was hit nine times. By passing through time ‎and connecting with the four elements, the human would set forth a narration-

First night: Biting an apple- Second night: Adam- Third night: Broom – Fourth night: ‎Galileo- Fifth night: Christopher Colombus- Sixth night: The little Prince- Seventh night: ‎Arash the Archer- Eighth night: Genie in the bottle- Ninth night: Mandala