Samadian's The White Station ( 1999), featured
in Documenta 11, a shot from his high-rise apartment
building in Tehran. The White Station is more
austere poetic statement , a filmic haiku which focuses
on alone woman in black chador in an unprecedented snowstorm
that covers Tehran. Her dark silhouette stands out against
the white background, as she wrestles with a dark umbrella
in the driving snow while she is waiting for the bus.
There is no dialogue. Samadian uses direct sound : here
sounds of crows and the wind are counterpointed by city
noises muffled in the snow.