Foroughi said she has already had to cancel two exhibits featuring the peep box, which was to contain a looped, satirical video of the artist staring back at patrons from inside the installation, creating an experience she described as a personal, self-analytical "sort-of Freudian research into the feminine soul."
To complete the work, however, Foroughi needed to travel to Iran to view vintage peep boxes up close, then bring the disassembled parts of her work back to Canada.
The peep box arrived at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport late in June.
On July 17, Foroughi told The Globe and Mail that Swissport Canada Handling Inc., the airport cargo handler that's warehousing the peep box, told her she was being charged $105 a day for storage.
Spend some time here and you'll get to see, among other quirky contraptions, folding peep boxes
that were made in Holland in circa 1750.
One of the most fascinating things you can see at the Jacobs is the peep boxes
the Haders made.