In the “Chess Project”, I have used the chess pieces to attempt to explain my society. I used the stereotype of king, soldier, and castle to explain the power cartels in my society and the world.
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In this series, the audience sees a number of objects, which carry the same meaning in the world. The objects show the classes of society and the hunger for power between ordinary people and the dominant forces. In this series, I have tried to show the situation as a reporter or witness rather than offering a solution. Moreover, in the “Chess Project”, all objects are gray hence the audience cannot distinguish between good (white) and evil (black).
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Doctor of Visual Art Candidate at Griffith University, Australia (2013). Master of Art in Visual Art with Honours at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2012). Bachelor in Art & Design at Azad University Tehran.(2006)