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Changing the Guard at Trafalgar Square

by Sara Raza

REZA AMARESH, I am a Believer, 2006, performance, ICA commission, Trafalgar Square. Photo by Breda Beban. Courtesy the artist and ICA.

In an extraordinary new work co-produced with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Iranian born artist Reza Aramesh (SEE AAP 41) enacted his own interpretation of the quintessentially British ceremony, Changing the Guard. Entitled I am a Believer, the performance lasted for 45 minutes and made use of 85 amateur actors, all from immigrant or second-generation family backgrounds, pristinely attired in black

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