My practice is a social experiment that is inspired by my lived experiences of being a Muslim-born woman from Iran who lives in the U.S. The question that has formed in my mind based on my observations growing up in a theocracy and currently living in a democracy is “what happens when we spatially separate people based on their sexes and their races?”
My hypothesis is that these imposed separations yield two opposite results. One is oppression within the 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 through creating spaces for dialogue and/or presenting objects that are results of gendered and raced spaces.
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