Artist Shiraz Bayjoo in the studio. His ‘Bow Boys Archive‘ the result of his residency at The Whitechapel Gallery, February 2012 compliments his current archive project with not-for-profit space Iniva, in Shoreditch.
In this interview Bayjoo describes his visit to Iran, documenting the streets of Shiraz and Isfahan.
For his installation at Whitechapel Gallery, Bayjoo created The Bow Boys Archive; from his residency at Bow School of Maths and Computing. Composed of archive images, portraits of the students, news footage and a barricade of abandoned household and office furniture, the installation is as much a contemporary reworking of a history painting as it is an archive.