Back on Black, Installation, Wood, Resin, Steel, 5'x2'x10", 2012.
Black contains seven faces out of resin, painted in black in a black box. They all have open mouths filled with shiny readymade chains and nails. The work is rooted from my experiences as a student in Tehran University during a series of events in which our dorm and campus were attacked by security police in 1999 and 2000. However for me this work deals with the idea of the cycle of violence and power within a society. I think both power and violence are readymade as well. They have always existed long before we could sense their being within our bodies and the body of society. They remain undetected unless a catastrophe casts light on them otherwise they stay in the shadows like a black paint on a black canvas.