The battle and tension between our beliefs and secret doubts has formed the main concept of my practice. By interweaving... Read More
The battle and tension between our beliefs and secret doubts
has formed the main concept of my practice. By interweaving my personal history
of culture, religion and politics I portray fragility and threat in order to
create a feeling of fear and a sense of foreboding in the viewer.
The desire to look beyond boundaries and being influenced by
feminism and religion have led me to use mediums such as fabric and human hair.
I often explore the relevant language between organic and non-organic matter in
my installation or performance art and the way it could change our perception.
Artists such as Mona
Hatum and Doris Salcedo have inspired me by the way they use domestic materials
charged with significance and full of meaning to address political issues.
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.
This work is about women being forced to cover up, specially
their hair, in Iran whether they believe in religion or not. The " Black
Satin" is a traditional cover for Muslim women in Iran called Hijab. There is also a reference to a religious and cultural act of
"Tying Knot" when visiting holy shrines. The Knot is a deadend.