Memories Transfigured III
Memories Transfigured IV
Memories Disintegrated III. 2017
Layered Memories II.2017
Layered Memories I.2017
EnMasse Installation Shot
EnMasse Installation Shot
EnMasse Installation Shot
Multiple Memories II. 2017
Layered Memories II.2017
Memories Disintegrated II. 2017
Memories Transformed III. 2017
Memories Disintegrated 01. 2016
Memories Disintegration 02. 2016
Layered Memories I.2017
Memories Transformed I. 2017
Memories Disintegrated I. 2016
Memories Transformed II. 2015
Multiple Memories I. 2017
Layered Memories III. 2017
MournBabyMourn Opening at Dastan
Memories Recorded III. 2017
Layered Memories II. 2017
MournBabyMourn Opening at Dastan
MournBabyMourn Installation Shot
MournBabyMourn Installation Shot
MournBabyMourn Installation Shot
Recorded Memories II. 2017
MournBabyMourn Installation Shot
MournBabyMourn Installation Shot
Recorded Memories I. 2017

 ‘Mourn Baby Mourn’ revolves around mourning rituals and cathartic approaches through Art and the historic elements that generate these traditions in Theatre. This series is a multimedia project that examines mourning on a personal and historical level. It is a study of Persian and Shiite mourning rituals known as “Ta’zie”. The series includes a virtual theatre installation as well as drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Inspired by memories and dreams of my childhood as well as the death of an advisor, the work dwells on the theatrical aspects of “Ta’zie” in the format of painting before transforming into animation and interactive video projections. . This series is an ongoing project which aims to create a dialogue on recovering from a loved one’s death and how  a community can create a platform for that.

"From the collection of works in the gallery, visitors immediately understand that this group of paintings, drawings, video animations, and mixed media pieces were his catharsis. It was a word he used a lot when I spoke with him, and it’s incredibly powerful to witness these pieces with this in mind. Describing all of his pieces as improvisations — they can be viewed as cathartic exercises — symbols that hold power in his narrative appear over and over and over again."

 

Melissa Karlin

BLARB

 

Multiple Memories I. 2017