HONEY AS MATERIAL/MATERIAL AS HONEY
Collection of 13 Performances for camera
DOP and Cinematographer:Aman Askarizad
Produced in Espoo, 2019-2021
Exhibited at Azad Art Gallery -Tehran (Jan 2022) and Hilbert Raum Gallery – Berlin (Jun 2022)
Thing (-ing) series*
Statement: Honey is as radiant as goodness and as sticky as evil. For me, honey stands precisely on the border of vice and virtue and I have been traveling from this perplexing border for a long time.
The central idea of this collection is to manifest the relationship between everyday aesthetics and the matter of the sublime. The collection I’m proposing consists of thirteen video performances and an installation, all revolving around a jar of honey. By employing honey in the context of performative acts and minimalist gestures, I try to create a moment/atmosphere that evokes a sense of the sublime in the audience, the overwhelming and magical aura of nature/existence.