Oriental Tutorial, Preview Version, Digital Video, 2013

  “In his major contribution, Fatima is Fatima  (1971), Ali Shari’ati (1933-77), constructed a role model for Iranian women that would restore the moral fortitude that had been seemingly lost to overwhelming Euro-American mass consumption during the reign of Mohammad Reza Shah (r.1941-79): ‘What creatures [women] they [the monarchy] have sent to the market place …

Shades of the Orient, 2012

“Shades of the Orient”is a light box installation that was commissioned by SAW Gallery for the show “Transformer: the Body Remixed.” Shades of the Orient is a photographic image made by exposing a single frame multiple times while moving around within the frame as the light hits the set. Completed in 2012, this piece is …

Eslah, Preview Version, Digital Video, 2012

http://www.vimeo.com/65312462 [vimeo clip_id=65312462 width=1000] Music: Hamid Reza Naderian Studio Assistant: Lilian Cardoso

Sound of Strings, Preview Version, Digital Video,2012

“Sound of Strings” is a two channel video installation. On the right screen,  Rah is threading her face, which is a form of epilation and it originates from middle eastern countries. On the left screen, she is sewing the front of chador, which is a garment worn by women in Islamic countries to show religious …

Oriental Drag,Digital Video, 2012

  “Oriental Drag” is a stop motion that consists of one-thousand photographs. The poses in each image are inspired by hip hop, vogue, and traditional Iranian dancing.The melange of fragmented poses and dance styles creates a new hybrid dance.Further, the visibility and construction of the studio space is synonymous with the construction of cultural identity. …