Heartache of life -2017
When I decided to move to US for study I never thought that I couldn't see my family. I always had wishes to come US but I didn't know how is hard to be so far away from the people I love. I only keep in touch with them thru online images. I feel a barrier between us that makes it hard to see them. I use portrait images in place of the person that I would talk and express my emotions too.
I placed the characters in a grid system to illustrate how an individual struggles to maintain their values and behaviors in life. It is also examination and endeavor to see the reactions driving from changes that come with surprise from a new experience. The box in this video is a metaphor for life, it can be viewed as a gift or present. We want to open our present, but we have no idea what is inside. Life is similar to a box bringing experiences which is defined by the individual.
Grab and Ungrab I-2016
In "Grab and Ungrab", I aim to show that humans are influenced by their immediate environment. The performance displays the concept of being in different positions metaphorically. When humans are faced with new and unknown experiences they consciously or unconsciously grab for new information, sights, convictions and can have different experiences from their environment.
Grab and Ungrab II-2016
Do you like to eat me?-2015
"Do you like to eat me". This project was about Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville, Florida, and the “Disaster” that is around us. I had to make a piece, which is related to mankind, and everything that he makes to destroy the world, particularly based on this specific location. At the beginning of the video, I showed that I am making bread with hazmat.suit to bring the contamination process of making bread concept. Because bread in Iranian culture has a special value and it is metaphor of life, and literally, life without bread doesn’t have any meaning. It seems that we are going to contaminate our life. I use the soil of Kabbot- Copper site in recipe of the bread. Then at the end I used again that soil on my head to refer the famous Iranian idiom “ Soil on head” which has a different meaning when you addressing yourself or other people, but generally it means when something bad happened to you or you are in bad situation, or shame on you. As a result, everything goes around comes around. از ماست که بر ماست
Life is full of unrelated events which can bring unexpected results. In this video I combine seemingly unrelated objects metaphorically. I aimed to express that the consumerism life, however leads us with some events which are irrelevant to each other, Indeed everything is relevant and connected with each other to conduct our perspective.
3D modeling ear and wing in Maya
The video shows objects that I use everyday. How do daily objects, such as cell phones, a purse, doors, etc. can influence our life? Often these objects bring feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear. And I tried to illustrate my daily life through involving with different objects and how I isolated with my surrounding and its objects,being lonely. I showed myself who trapped with the mundane life rather than to communicate with other people.
Seven deadly sins-2013
Experimental performance by some of my typography designs for showing seven deadly sins.
loop of colors-2017
Tarof is a traditional Iranian practice of etiquette. It governs the way people act when offering food or consideration to others, buying or selling things and negotiations between people in conversation. So in this video, there is a conversation with sense of humor between two people.One of them is a guest and the other one is host. The host offers food to his guest, and gradually insist him to eat more and more, he also wants to be sure that his guest is eating enough or not. Eventually this back and forth conversation causes annoyance and the guest wants to leave.