shirin kouladjie : work | about shirin kouladjie
collection:2002 | date added:2002-08-27 | enter project
shirin kouladjie : about
Shirin Kouladjie deconstructs information and visuals offered to her by her surroundings in her web creations, which become a materialization of her nostalgia for childhood and a rejection of the idealized precepts of perfection.In her art she draws upon the rich cultural heritage of 20th Century and the Mass media, working with themes of death, memory and childhood, although her formal training has been in painting, her works has since become more interactive. She uses photographs, film and sounds loops to make short downloadable web installations, which she displays in her web sites. Shirin Kouladjie uses a debris of everyday life from old photographs, magazines, instruction manuals to wrapping paper and newspaper clippings found in places like flea market and library archives. She rearranges them, juxtaposes them with each other, reinterpreting and exploring the many facets of their meanings. She focuses on a fictional reconstitution of her personal memories using elements gathered from our collective memories.