در مجموعه های "میکس اند مچ" "لحاف کشتی/کرسی" و "چالاکی" از سال ۱۳۸۹ تا ۱۳۹۳ روند در شکل گیری کارهایم جزئی از ساختار هر ۳ مجموعه بوده است به طوریکه مفاهیم از شروع تا پایان این روند تغییر کرده اند و این تغییر به شکل بازی و حرکت با در کنار هم گذاشتن قطعات پازل و تکه های پارچه صورت گرفته است.
در بازی با پازل ها، تصاویر آشنا در روندی تاثیر گرفته از زمانه و محیط اطرافم پس از یک به هم ریختگی عمدی به تصاویر جدیدی بدل شده اند که تعریف تازه ایی از هویت را شکل داده اند و در جا به جایی قطعات هم تصویر و هم مفهوم به کلی با تصویر ابتدایی تغییر کرده است!
در لحاف کشتی با در کنار هم دوخته شدن پارچه ها و جور کردن هزاران تکه پارچه با رنگ ها و طرح هایی متفاوت فرم واحدی شکل گرفته که دایره ایی است در دل یک مربع، چهار گوشه ایی که در نهایت محلی می شود برای آرامش یا جدل! من در این روند بیینده را برای انتخاب فضایی امن یا یک رقابت تن به تن دعوت می کنم. می توان بر روی آن خوابی خوش داشت یا خوابی را بر هم زد.
هر سه مجموعه انعکاسی است از زمانه و جابه جایی مفاهیم در فضای بیرونی بر فضای اندرونی و کاملا شخصی و بالعکس که شخص( من) یا شما را در موقعیت انتخاب و بازی قرار می دهد.
Mix and Match
In my recent collections; "Mix and Unmatch", "Wrestling Quilt / Korsi" and "Vivacity", which were all
created through the years 2010 to 2014, “process” has played an important part in the formation and
structure of all the three. Meaning, one can observe a gradual change in the concept of the works, that
happens from the beginning to the end and as a result of elements such as time, location and
displacement. This change has been expressed in the details of my work, in form of games and
movements, and by putting pieces of puzzles and patches of cloth next to each other.
In playing with the pieces of puzzles, familiar images have been modi_ed into new ones, following a
deliberate displacement and pursuant to a process that is affected by time and my surroundings. These
new images have given a new de_nition to the object or the individual's (my) identity. consequently, both
the image and the concept, have been totally transformed from what they were prior to the displacement
of the pieces!
In "Wrestling Quilt / Korsi", a unique circle, which is imprisoned inside a square, has been created by
sewing pieces of textile and matching thousands of pieces of cloth with various colors and patterns,
eventually becoming a place for peace or struggle! In this process I invite the spectator to choose either
a secure atmosphere or a combative competition. A hand-sewn piece on which one can sleep
peacefully or disturb someone sleeping.
All the three collections are a re_ection of time and displacement of concepts related to the spaces
inside and out, which put the individual (me) or you in a position to choose between playing a game,
struggling or falling into a deep sleep.
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.