Silent resistance (2019- 2020)
20.6 x 30 cm (work size), 56 x 37 cm (paper size)
Four- colour separation screen- print on paper
Photography: Layli Rakhsha
Silent resistance is the project that I developed during the Fold Research Residency at the School of Art and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in late 2019. In this project, I focused on my idea of using everyday objects and materials in a selected domestic place and studied the influence of Dutch still life paintings in the 17th century on my ideas.
Silent resistance is a four-colour separation screen print, and symbolically reflects my Iranian identity and my memories of the past.
When I received one of my grandmother’s bowls a few years later after she died at age 84 in Iran, I thought I should do something with it.
The bowl has now sat on a corner of the kitchen bench in my house, holding my memories of the past and my daily cooking materials.
Silent resistance represents an image of a home that provokes my memories of Iran and my emotions in my house in Perth. It metaphorically echoes my Iranian identity.