PROGERIA

THE “PROGERIA” MAINLY AIMED TO POINT OUT A PARADOX WHOSE REASONS SHOULD BE SOUGHT IN THE CULTURE. A PARADOX WHICH IS IN THE VIEW OF SOME PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY IN THE THIRD WORLD NATIONS, REGARDING THE ISSUE OF CHILD MARRIAGE WHICH IS A FORMAL MARRIAGE OR INFORMAL UNION ENTERED INTO BY AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE REACHING THE AGE OF THE LEGALLY-PRESCRIBED MARRIAGEABLE AGE. CHILD MARRIAGE AFFECTS BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS, THOUGH THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THOSE AFFECTED ARE GIRLS.

THE ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED IN THIS PROJECT IS THIS CONTRAST IN THE MIND OF THE GIRLS IN THE SAME AGE OF THE FORCED MARRIED GIRL INCLUDING THE FEELING OF COMPASSION ON THE ONE HAND, AND JEALOUSNESS ON THE OTHER HAND.

PROGERIA IS AN EXTREMELY RARE GENETIC DISORDER WHEREIN SYMPTOMS RESEMBLING ASPECTS OF AGING ARE MANIFESTED AT A VERY EARLY AGE. THOSE BORN WITH PROGERIA TYPICALLY LIVE TO THEIR MID-TEENS TO EARLY TWENTIES.

IN FACT, CHILD MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS IS A KIND OF PROGERIA; AT LEAST IN THE NOWADAYS-WORLD WE LIVE IN.

IN THIS PROJECT A SPACE WAS DECORATED GETTING BENEFIT OF THE ELEMENTS MADE IT MORE SYMBOLIC WITH RESPECT TO PREVIOUS PROJECTS.

(TEHRAN, IRAN, 2014-2015)