Basij Vending Machine
Basij Vending Machine

25 x 25 x 61cm

Vending Machine, LEDs, Resin Keys, gold leaf



During the Iran-Iraq war replica breitling of the 1980s, many young boys volunteered to join as the Basij (a volunteer militia) cartier replica uk and enter the engagement.  It has been speculated that some of these adolescents were furnished with a key to wear around their necks, symbolizing the entry into paradise should they die as a martyr.  This piece modifies a children’s vending machine customized with LED lights dispensing gold leaf keys and branded with the iconic emblem of the Basij. The ensuing discourse challenges one’s understanding of the concept of childhood roles.

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