As a middle eastern woman living in the west, my research studies decolonizing and desexualizing methodologies, especially of the Western gaze concerning the terms “Orient” and “Orientalism”, that construct another layer of my practice. One of the tactics I use to navigate this is by digitally pixelating the imagery that has been the very subject of the colonialist gaze such as paintings by western Orientalists, traditional Persian motifs and patterns, etc. in order to deny the viewer the original intricacy of the piece.
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