The grey and white grid – the Photoshop background – stands for transparencies and is invisible when images are printed. As a chain of pixels, composed of the smallest digital unit, it represents the binary system: 0 or 1, true or false, grey or white. In between there are stories, layers and colors. Setareh Shahbazi deconstructs photographs by cutting, peeling, bending and unlayering them until she hits the core of the digital medium, the background layer, thus setting free an invisible pattern.
C-prints, partly framed dimensions 120x90 cm, 100x75 cm and 80x60 cm
Cassata Siciliana is a series of digital collages reflecting a collaboration with writer Mirene Arsanios during a guest residency at Villa Romana in Florence.