Six Feet Under is the continuation of Take Back Your Voice, 2021, in which I depicted the evolution from ancient Persian women to Iranian women of today. With my short film, Restore My Hymen, I used poetry to convey a message of encouraging women to be brave, strong, speak up, and stand together. Throughout the film, I depict the oppression and great gender divide through my performance. In the last scene a woman dies with a chador wrapped around her like a shroud in the film.
The term ‘kafan-e siah’ was used by women to fight against the Islamic state laws opposing mandatory hijabs. Kafan (shroud) is a length of white cloth in which a dead body is wrapped for burial. Siah means black in the Farsi language; therefore ‘kafan-e Siah’ is a pejorative reference to the black chador. Kafan-e Siah, 2022, is a visual concept of the pejorative term in which is put to play through the continuation of the last scene of Restore My Hymen.
The chadors symbolise the restrictive laws imposed on women. Consequently, the suspended chadors are meant to evoke the challenges Iranian women face in their daily life.
An installation comprised of photography, printmaking, film, ceramics, and three-dimensional printing. Take Back Your Voice examines women as they are today through direct reference to ancient Persia and visual parallels to ancient women from that time. The installation explores the changing roles of women throughout history. This theme is explored through movement and poetry in the film.
House of Sin is an installation showcasing the taboos of sex in Iran. The poem worthless, not fit for purpose is raw and candid, written on a sleepless night. You will find the influence of this piece flowing throughout the installation. House of Sin includes mediums such as bronze, ceramics, painting, photography and, poetry.