Unbroken

"Unbroken" is a mixed media installation. I used broken clear glasses to create a rug, and I etched the glass to add patterns to the clear glass. Etching the glass bridged the gap between the fabric material and glass material, because etching provided me with the opportunity to metaphorically create textile design. This rug is a transparent rug that does not look welcoming. Persian rugs and carpets are meant to be laid on the ground, or in the most fetishized cases, they are hung from the wall. I present this glass rug on a pedestal to challenge the relationship between high art versus low art, as well as fetishization of Persian craft, and accordingly, the culture behind it. This piece is not complete without the image being projected on it. An image of beautiful Persian carpet must be projected on this glass piece, and then it reflects it all over the space. It metaphorically creates an ambient atmosphere where a truth faces a fetishized image of truth. 

These photos show this installation from different angles. 

 

Sogand Tabatabaei

2021

Sogand Tabatabaei/ Unbroken/ Mixed Media Installation/2021
Sogand Tabatabaei/ Unbroken/ Mixed Media Installation/2021
Sogand Tabatabaei/ Unbroken/ Mixed Media Installation/2021