UNWORDABLE (HONEY EDITION)
Collection of 13 Performances for camera
DOP and Cinematography: Aman Askarizad
Sound Design: Muhamad Reza H. Hasan
Produced in Espoo, 2019-2021
Exhibited at Azad Art Gallery -Tehran (Jan 2022) and Hilbert Raum Gallery – Berlin (Jun 2022)
I’m grappling with an ineffable sensation, a state of mind that envelops me with a magical aura, a vibrating presence, or an intangible entity that seems to be attached to everything around me. It’s a kind of energy that reminds me that there’s more to what meets the eye, an ever-present entity that beckons to communicate. Encountering this phenomenon is mesmerizing and invigorating. It is a moment where my mind goes quiet, pupils dilate, and the mundanities of everyday life vanish, leaving only a few seconds of majestic absorption and sublime awe.
In recent years, I’ve been passionately exploring ways to cultivate and facilitate this experience of the sublime. My current project, centered around honey, is an endeavor driven by the same purpose. You might wonder, why honey? At first, it was an intuitive decision, but as I delved deeper into the process, I realized that honey possesses a radiance and high density that draw attention and patience from the observer, priming them for a deeper sense of presence. Beyond the religious narratives that ascribe honey with otherworldly characteristics, these physical qualities of honey have captured my fascination.