In June 2003, when Nadalian
presented his RiverArt project (Video Installation) in the 50
biennale of Venice
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In his video installation, Nadalian will,
through his fantasy, recreate a lost heaven; the images of fish carved on
the stones of a river that no longer has any fish. To him, fish is the
symbol of man's struggle for survival and his wandering soul in search of
happiness. The fish has now turned into a fossil seeking to become eternal.
The paradox in this work is that this heaven is personal and a fantasy. This
lost heaven has been devastated by today's technology.
Nadalian is aided by modern technology and
through creating a virtual river on the internet, he attempts to keep alive
the memory of the lost heaven.