I use psychoanalysis as a methodology to Analyze a trauma I have identified in the society and take the concept in theory to describe the macro psychology of culture and society while at the same time keep an eye on the role of individuals in the society.
The combination of text and sound in this video is imitation of religious verses in three different languages of Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi as common languages of religion in Middle East region. The relation between sound and text in this piece mimics the ambiguity of individual's relation to the religions.
My work combines Collage- Animation and documentry images to reenact the collective behavior around spectacle of horror in contemporary Iran. By representing the seduction of violence that is perpetuated through ideological control, this animation makes evident the authoritative manipulation that blinds participants of spectacle to the content it represents.
Year of production: 2014
The project held a series of performance-installation at Berkeley Art Museum. Participants engaged with the museum's memory by using string to connect the holes that had been left on the walls from past exhibitions. The audience became caught up in this repetitive activity, entering a focused mental state as they "doodled" through the museum's history.