I grew up with Persian mythology heard in stories told by my uncle. Persian storytelling does not follow a linear structure, and it is typically told by narration from one person to another. The line of narration can go on and on, from person to person and recounting to recounting, inevitably creating stories within stories and fictions within fictions. Echoing the natural distortions of memory, I create my own version of this mythology in my practice, featuring stories that happened to me or to the women I know.
My work investigates the relationship between mindfulness and daydream: how presence of mind meets the imagination to yield a memory. My practice is based on revealing suspended moments of memory in order to realize the uncertain border between meditation and rumination.