June 2023, KI Salon Essen Festival
“Hold it tight till the ball comes” by Nazanin Mehraein is a video mapping artwork created on Summi Japanese paper. This autobiographical piece measures 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters and employs self-generated AI images to tell a compelling story. The artwork serves as a narrative of resistance, drawing from the artist’s personal experience of losing a school friend. It reflects the artist’s journey of patience throughout the process, capturing the build-up period of a meaningful friendship.