Sara Ghods (b. 1988, Tehran, Iran) has received her BFA in Painting from the Tehran University of Art and her MFA in Illustration from the University of Tehran. Most of her works consist of new media, especially installation art. After experimenting with printmaking, illustration, jewelry design, sculpting, and studying in the fields of semiotics, anatomy, ethology, sociology, and the intersection of some of these sciences, she finally settled for making installations. Her works usually entail dark comedy, rituals of various societies, and the reaction of people to the past, the present, and the future.
The First Toy: Tabula Rasa
Who is the contemporary man and how does he think? This little, intelligent creature has always achieved such power that he is capable of appropriating every concept and object around him. Numbers, nature, concepts, etc. become small in front of him. It is as though he has become the measure of everything in this world. Gradually, man has made himself a weak version of god, creating, playing, and then destroying things. More, stronger, and bigger is all that he wants. The first game in “Big Toys for Adults” series is “Tabula Rasa” that explores the relation of man with the world around him, the course of history, and perhaps his train of thought. No one really knows what happens to man’s first toy.