As a socially engaged artist and writer my work is focused on investigating human interactions within the social sphere. My work in time-based medium of performance, video, sound, textile, and interactive sculpture seeks to give these human interactions an artistic and critical meaning. My creative works are transient social sculptures limited to specific time and space that have the potential of transforming a society.
My experiences as a Muslim born woman who has lived under a theocracy in Iran, and as an immigrant who is living in the U.S. under a democracy have motivated me to research the separation between the sexes (which is a stipulation of many orthodox religions), as well as the segregation between races. These imposed separations yield to two opposite results. One is oppression within a larger society that often leads to power struggle, and the other is liberation within a community. This liberation arises from the safety of being embraced by a gender or racial group that offers a sense of belonging. I explore these imposed separations in my work by creating spaces of dialogue about these social issues.
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