The art work here emphasizes impermanence of the present, the instability of life and temporality. By imbedding time I create... Read More
The art work here emphasizes
impermanence of the present, the instability of life and temporality. By
imbedding time I create the Archaeology of time, the past and the present with
no future. As Boris Groys mentions in his essay "Comrades of Time" :
Contemporary art deserves its name if it manifests its own contemporaneity and
not simply because it was made or displayed.
This work is influenced by a photo
of a Kurdish woman in north of Iran
who was killed during conflicts and her body was dumped in a slaughter house
over blocks of ice. To show the disrespect and her
exposure even after her death, I have tied a knot in a woman's nightgown and
hidden it inside a cloudy ice block. The knot is a customary act in Iran
when visiting holy shrines by tying a rag to the shrine whilst saying a pray
(the knot is the dead end, an impasse). The melting ice is to show how life has
been drained out of her body also the fragility and helplessness. The water
which normally represents life, here is symbolising death.
There is a presence of an action in
my work, something is about to happen or has just happened.