other artistic expressions
Aktualisiert: Mai 16
since my childhood my experiencing of the world was very much influenced through sensing: colors, lights and shadows, sounds, textures, smells, kinetic perception
those soft almost blurred colors of hot dusty Iranian summers like hundred shades of ocre, the silhouette of the bare Alborz mountains, tree leaves at nightfall like images of strange creatures against a fading blue sky, and my lullaby being that of the Muezzin's prayer. The melody of the Farsi language, the arabesque of the writing. I loved listening to the song of the wind in the heat of midday air. The smell of first rain drops on dusty streets or just the smell of rain, the smell of fresh Barbari naan, that of herbs at the fruit stall, or of overripe sticky mulberries. Smell of morning dew on rose flowers and taste of fresh water. The touch of that soft air on my skin, and then the touch of the sun.
Later the clear and bright colors of Alpine lands cutting my eye until it almost hurt. I had to get used to the pencil sharp edges and lines of architecture and writing on signs. I had to get used to the coolness of the wind, the freshness of the air on my skin.
And I learned about counterpoint and that there is shadow to light, darkness to brightness, cold to warmth, a hard grip to softness, different tones to words and expressions.
Meanwhile I have travelled through music to fine arts to dance. To interdisciplinary. To art...
which taught me not to judge
to play again
to loose myself and to find myself
gave me back wholeness
led me to reflect on my doing, to act upon my reflecting, and to sense at the moment of acting
Art braught me back to perception
2019 Tehran Istanbul, Blue Mosque
2017 view from Duttweilerbrücke Zurich
2016 inspirations from Rietberg Museum
2014 Konya Mevlana Mausoleum
installation, Atelier Colorant Zurich
140 x 230 x 270
wood, polished and unpolished steel-panels, mirrors
the installation was build from some of the panels used in the set for "roundabout, windows of opportunity".
It is a silent observing from different points of view and perspectives. A group of reflecting panels and mirrors return your own gaze and at the same time watch you without constraint.
The issue of looking and point of view obtain a new dimension: what plays from inside out and back in the performance, directs itself from the outside onto the installation and expands towards the outside. At the same time intimate between observer and panels the "Gruppen-Stück" also reaches out and opens into the outward space, thus receiving newly intertwined dimensions, extensions and layers.
a miniature exhibition on the window of my kitchen door for those creatures that awaken at night and love to be entertained