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Screeching Silence
IA& A at Hillyer, Washington DC, 2024

Screeching Silence is an immersive multimedia installation incorporating sculptures, video projection, and the interplay of light and shadows. This exhibition serves as a tribute to the Woman Life Freedom protests in Iran, ignited by the tragic death of Mahsa Amini in September 2022. This site-specific installation delves into the ongoing struggle of Iranian women against gender apartheid and their relentless fight for basic rights through acts of civil disobedience.


Hair is the central element of the exhibition, showcased in a 4-channel video installation and integrated into suspended sculptures. These sculptures are cut with patterns incorporating Persian calligraphy, which interact with light to cast shadows throughout the space. Hair, once a simple aspect of human existence, has emerged as a potent symbol of political resistance for Iranian women, symbolizing their unwavering defiance against oppression.

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