This piece is about women being stoned to death in some Muslim countries. This is a punishment for women who... Read More
This piece is about women being stoned to death in some Muslim
countries. This is a punishment for women who commit adultery. They get buried
up to their shoulders inside the ground and get stoned until they die. This is
considered a ceremony where children gather the stones. I have used clay since we are from earth and we go back to earth. The organic material which contained life one day now is taking the life away.
I look beyond boundaries created by cultural, religious and
political suppression. By referring to symbols or customs related to my religion and by exploring the connection between organic and non-organic
matter such as human hair, fabric, metal, feather, ice, sound or readymade
objects, I create my own language of temporality or a presence of an action in
my Installation or Performance Art.
Artists such as Doris
Salcedo and Parvize Tanavoli have inspired me by the way they use material
charged with significance and full of meaning to address political issues in an
indirect way. By putting familiar everyday objects in an unfamiliar way,
Salcedo creates her unique language of Time and Remembrance and the presence of
the absents. Tanavoli's Bronze
sculptures on the other hand are a direct approach of using words or symbols in
a philosophical way.
By questioning our believes I want to show how ingrained these
political and cultural beliefs are, even to a sceptic and how we may become
blind followers of certain ideologies and behaviours.