Projects > Politics of Discretion - 1999

3 charred wooden boxes, each with a key hole to peek through. Through each key hole a different setup is seen, each with a back lit image, my portrait, hands and feet, manipulated with thread, needles, and wires. In front of each image is a chair and remnants of the tools of manipulation, representing a place of contemplation as well as a place of torture.
This piece was made in honor of the free thinking writers, artists, and journalists who have systematically been silenced throughout Iranian history.

Exterior view - 3 boxes
Charred wood
20" X 3" X 3"
1999
Key hole - detail
Metal on wood
1999
Box #1
back lit manipulated image and miniature installation with chair & thread
1999
Box #2
back lit manipulated image and miniature installation with chair & needles
1999
Box #3
back lit manipulated image and miniature installation with chair & wire
1999