Mahour by Ashkan GH

Believing humankind to be a foreigner in interaction with natural surroundings, the initial idea opposes humans to be part and parcel of nature. “Mahour” is created through its surrounding data, setting a scene of the status quo resulted from thought, mind and history which is closer to the aesthetics of the present time rather than of nature; whose similarity with the essence of nature is its succession even after the presence of humankind. Human interactions will disorganize the rules and regulations of this scene, imposing changes and divergences that can turn back to their pre-interaction state.


(/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.