In the "Not Accessible For Everyone" installation, I ask the viewer to think about the appropriate cultural distance. How far should we stand to get the right image of another culture or nation? Will we get an accurate understanding of the subject as we approach it, or will there always be some image distortion when it comes to knowing the "other"? Should we practice cultural distancing?
I believe Muslim Iranian women are not being represented correctly by the west, always being depicted as victims in black and white aesthetics. But I see Iranian women as vibrant colorful heroines. They are strong, incredibly nuanced women who gained their strength as a result of an everyday kind of oppression. Resistance became a part of their identity whether it's through spirituality, religion, art or fashion. Their bodies are their site of resistance.