Farnaz Dadfar’s installation comprises conceptual and metaphorical patterns with a potential capacity to unite cultures within a contemplative space that is open to all. It is here, she hopes, that people of all kinds might experience beauty together. Dadfar actively transforms the gallery space into a spiritual and transcendent environment reminiscent of Sufi sacred spaces in which literature, culture and art discourses met, co-existed in harmony to serve the symbiotic potentials of their differences. Combining video, crystal objects, text and digital photograph, Dadfar explores the play of light and shadow to implicate infinite extendable oriental and geometric motifs that visually consolidate as a whole. In doing so, she creates a speculative space in which human interactions becomes experiential—for as viewers move through the space they invariably cast shadows, in turn incorporating their bodies into the experience of the work.
Image: Farnaz Dadfar, 2018, Elastic Resistance, chromira print mounted on 5mm black gator foam