"Flight" Solo Interactive Sculpture Exhibition
"Flight" was the name of my first solo sculpture exhibition after my graduation. Dastan's basement is the first art gallery that I would prefered to cooprate with seriously. Hormoz Hematian, as a young professional art manager, began to work on my ideas and we offered a successful show on interactive sculptures. At this period of time, Hamid Shans, art critic and sculpture professor at Art University of Tehran, visited my sculpture studio and wrote a critical description about my artworks which I published in the catalog of the exhibition.
The present collection entitled “Parvaz” (Flying) is the product of the first period of personal studies that Mohammad Reza Yazdi has done in kinetic sculpture and interaction art. These art works have an abstract body inspired by geometric patterns and native visual signs; and on the other hand they encompass the essence that is in interaction with physical characteristics like gravity, weight and force and at the end they contain the ability that in co-action behavior with audience tell the story beyond the context, space and visual structures. Flat abstract forms with brief and sharp colors made the art works attractive deceptively and ideally that fade in space like a sweet and light dream. Duality of stable and grounded forms as well as the movable parts free in space, makes a kind of contrast that is more like to dream of flying. Here is the place that artist makes distance from his subjective ideals and looks at the anti-order and meaningless truth of modern society. It`s the challenge that artist wants to face with his metaphoric glance and tries to share it with audience via interaction.
Forms that remain in their lightness and kinetic abilities like silent musical instruments in dream of and wait out to be played and it will happen when audience, just with a soft blow, move the body of sculpture. So the theme of flying passing through the artist`s mind is reconstructed to an abstract metaphor encouraging the audience to enter a delicate interaction with the art work to induce and perfect it. In other words, in this framework the audience will discover an abstract quality that is not just about visual characteristics of art works, but it`s symbolic and is in a challenge with content, theme and action beyond the structure. So the aspects of these qualities together, create a contemporary display of interaction art.