Chapter #1 5:00-5:30' PM by Farda [Maryam Pesyan, Sara Sarkheili] with Soheil Riahi

Women experience a variety of feelings throughout one single day, which is different in every individual based on her culture, society, age, and temperament. We have addressed a woman’s daily feelings in this series: a series of feelings that a woman experiences in certain hours of a day based on circumstances; and also the “appearancism” that she is obsessed with. She spends her day playing different roles such as a spouse, a mother, etc. many of which might not be accepted by the society. This series focuses on obsessions with appearance. Appearances have become the criteria for making decisions and judgments in our society, standing against virtues such as common sense, social standing, education, etc. This has been etched in our minds, both for men and unconsciously for women; that an ideal lady is the one who stands out in terms of her appearance, which is to say the true meaning of beauty has been distorted in women’s mindset, which is partly stemming from society and partly form our subconscious minds. This recurring process will never stop unless we make a dramatic change in our attitudes; and lack of this self-awareness and self-confidence will be a stumbling block in people’s growth and maturity.

 

(/ˈnuqt'a/) is a colloquial term used in Farsi meaning dot.
A Project by NULLSIGHT, Media arts collective from Tehran, collection of conceptual, practical, and technology-oriented objects, contributing to the promotion of the media-art business.
What defines the identity of distinction is where the self ends and the other begins: the point in which the individual body and the social framework is shaped. NOXTE is based on this idea of liberation of bodies and going beyond boundaries.
The mystical revelation & free exploration of mind & soul while experiencing the trauma of living in the third world country, limitations, boundaries and different kind of social orders, are what NOXTE is trying to observe & share as a different value of art.
The idea of going beyond the boundaries, ignoring the reality & seeking in deeper concepts is the manifest in how the works are selected: the objects that lost their original function for their were merely used decoratively; similar to body itself that is now an old-fashioned entity, falling to pieces in different frameworks.