One Hundred Cypresses

All aspects of one’s life, myth, inspiration, culture, or religion are carved into the rings of history within a tree’s trunk.

In the June 2013, I traveled to Mount Damavand where I planted 100 cypresses. The work thus consists of a land art project and the documentation of the performance. It calls for active participation in the process of preserving what identifies oneself in the era of decay. In this work, I view the process as the material reality wherein nature juxtaposed with History. I also investigate how a physical place transforms to a mystical space, a space whose epic swings between the two poles of history and myth. This work is inspired by the poem by Saib Tabriz (1601-1677). 

2013
Video documentation of performance, approx. 2 hrs.