The Laundry SF Gallery
San Francisco, CA
25/10 - 30/11
Thrown into the abyss, having spent all thoughts on reviewing the past, immersed in nostalgia, the ifs and the maybes, and a never ending scenarios of the future, one reaches an exceptional moment. The vital answer reveals itself to the prisoner, a solution to set themselves free beyond illusional ideologies and physical metal bars in a space so empty of time or even sky. The prisoner hallucinates in pitch black darkness, only before hope starts growing in a form of an orange.
More Information: The Laundry - Beyond the Ripples
Artists' Television Access
San Francisco, CA
08/10 - 15/10
This project was a reflection of my memories on the 10th year anniversary of my freedom to continue the fight for those who still are behind bars.
In Honor of Iran’s Prisoners of Conscience is a multi-faceted project of art, literature and performances, in remembrance of hundreds of men and women who have been taken as prisoners of conscience in Iran in recent years. They have fought for social justice, civil liberties, and worker and environmental rights. Today, they are behind bars for wanting to speak freely, practice their faith peacefully, join a union, receive fair wages, or protect the environment. The Iranian regime, however, has continued to deny them this voice and freedom.
At the Studio
"Let me make you Uncomfortable"
One should be uncomfortable to realize important matters! One should be seating upright, not sleep, have the lights on at all times. One should only hear and not see or speak! They must never speak unless it's what the interrogator wants to hear! One must seat uncomfortably and write names and places for hours and hours. You cannot be uncomfortable walking or sleeping, you only can be uncomfortable seating! One who seats uncomfortably cannot think! Unless it is for the benefit of god and inline with the interrogators thinking! One must not live! One must not fight! Fear is a Lie!