Homa Khosravi's MFA Defence
Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 1:30 PM
Room 4350 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Bedtime Stories is an expression of privacy and intimacy, mother and daughter relationships and their complications, fabric, needles, and storytelling.
This work is made of 100 small and large pieces of pink and blue soft sculptures, all handmade. Attention to detail is important in this work. On the first encounter, it resembles a playful and colorful piece. However, as the viewer approaches the artwork, they will notice unfamiliar shapes associated with the human body, contrasting with the space of a domestic bedroom and creating a sense of uncertainty and foreboding.
The installation incites an intimate experience for the viewer through its invitation to a private space. A bed may be the most personal thing in our everyday life: where we sleep, where we cry, where we rest when our bodies are not working as they should, where intimacy is shared, where we explore things about our bodies, and where we are able to heal.