Write More Clearly, So I Can See You in Words

Maryam Pesian & Sara Sarkheil
December 31, 2021  —  January 21, 2022

Having started their career in the field of art and fashion, Maryam Pesian and Sara Sarkheil founded the brand “Farda.” Aiming to recognize daily concerns, they started designing collections that focus on visionary approaches to mechanical life, technology, inner cognition, and beauty. They believe that clothes are not merely for covering the body: they can give everyone an individual character, while also encouraging them to be extraordinary.

In their “Write More Clearly, So I Can See You in Words” project, Maryam and Sara seek to take an interdisciplinary approach by presenting structures such as wormholes—hypothetical structures that connect heterogeneous points in space-time—in their works, as shortcuts in the space-time continuum. In this multifaceted project, engraving the words from the letters in the texture of the clothes can be a proper context for the survival of the information and awareness contained in them, which have so far been left out of the interpretation cycle. The dormant sounds of letters can flow through the city by covering the body of individuals, regaining their unique identity and ultimately managing to survive.

The installation in the Room No. 1, entitled “Tesseract,” seems to extend its arms to give information and data to the audience to survive the slippery slope of oblivion. In the Room No. 2, the story is different though. In the “Pending Room,” there are letters that have never reached their recipient and now is not the time for them to be elevated to the sublime state of being read either. It is as though making a conscious interruption in the process acts like suspensions all these years, so that they may find their way into our world in Farda’s future projects.

In the Room No. 3, which is called “Akashic” -a compendium of all universal events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever have occurred in the past, present, or future- an interactive space is formed, in which the audience remain as an intermediary who participates in the reading process by wandering in the words of the original owners of the letter, like a curious postman. The installation is designed in a way that sometimes the transmission of meaning is deferred or even the whole process is made impossible.

In Pasio, which is the centerpiece of the project, the numerous cloth sleeves of the installation want to put an end to waiting for letters that have been in a state of suspension in the dimension of time, while the words engraved on the sleeves seek a way to express themselves and find their own identity.

The first part of “Write More Clearly, So I Can See You in Words” will be held in the Pasio space and the Room(s) of Mohsen Projects, and the second part, which includes unique edition outfits from Farda Design, will be presented in the Avaplatt.

Curator and Project Manager: Nirvana Parvizi
Executive Assistant: Anahid Dehghani
Technical Team: Ehsan Jaberi and Sajad Saeidi