“A Symmetrical Despondency”

Multimedia Installation, Ceramic Vessels and Video, 2018


Lips, telling silent stories and Jars muffling sounds in an asymmetrical environment reminiscing a handmaid tale. In the wake of the concurrent immigration issues in the United States and the Middle East, the artist portrays the labors of female individuals passing through the rampage, by telling stories in an unconventional way: A poem recounted in two tongues of the artist’s homelands (Iran and U.S.A), with two jars disclosing the tale only if the lids are removed; resembling the timeworn daily news on TV, disregarded and ignored. Would language change the essence, the sensation of the anecdote? Or would it overcome the imposed geographical barriers which alienate nations?

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