Artist Statement

The battle and tension between our beliefs and secret doubts has formed the main concept of my practice. By interweaving my personal history of culture, religion and politics I portray fragility and threat in order to create a feeling of fear and a sense of foreboding in the viewer.

The desire to look beyond boundaries and influenced by feminism and religion has lead me to use mediums such as fabric and human hair. I try to explore the relevant language between organic and non-organic matter in my installation or performance art and the way they could change our perception.
Artists such as Mona Hatoum and Doris Salcedo have inspired me by the way they use domestic materials charged with significance and full of meaning to address political issues.

By questioning our believes I want to show how ingrained these political and cultural beliefs are, even to a sceptic and how we may become blind followers of certain ideologies and behaviours.

FARNOUSH AMINI ART