Every Piece In An iphone
• Kinetic Sculpture, Mix Media
• In 2013 I was invited to participate in the exhibition Encyclonospace Iranica curated by Mohammad Salemy, conceived mainly around the idea of Human versus Machines. Inspired by my personal experience of working at an Apple Store, having closely witnessed the relationship people establish with their devices to an extant that it becomes as familiar as a body part, I deconstructed my own iPhone and built a new mechanical system including every single piece. The construction of the mobile sculpture functioned as a literal transformation of the abstracted parts of a mechanical object back into an open machine, albeit a different kind. Moreover the work’s interplay with direct lighting creates infinite shadow possibilities, opening up the mobile to the relationship it produces between the flat image of the movement of a multidimensional object in a threedimensional space. It generates an organic live cinema in which it is impossible to separate the real from its representation.
* Encyclonospace_Iranica Exhibition Catalogue written by Mohammad Salemy]
• 2014 Accelerating Beyond “Iran”? An Interview with Mohammad Salemy on Telecomputation, Digital Production, and Diaspora, Naveed Mansoori in conversation with Mohammad Salemy, Published by Ajam Media Collective
* 2014 Incredible Machines: trying to negotiate in a zettabyte world, a review on Incredible Machines Written by Kevin Griffin, Published in vancouversun.com
* 2013 The knowledge network: Encyclonospace Iranica explores computer networks and the production of knowledge, a review on Encyclonospace Iranica exhibition Written by Anastasia Scherders, Published in thelasource.com
* 2013 [Featured artist] Encyclonospace Iranica: say goodbye to the white cube, a review on Encyclonospace Iranica exhibition Written by Kevin Griffin, Published in vancouversun.com