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This project focuses on a subject that elicits strong emotional responses from people, and with which I have personal experience. The installation will bring to life what it is like to suffer with depression. I will use various media: porcelain, metal, textiles, as well as sound and digital images and will also involve working with 3D and virtual reality technology.

Bio & Statement

Yalda is a Ceramic Artist based in Canada. She Holds a master’s degree from Cardiff School of Art and Design as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts from University of New Brunswick.

She admires technology as much as she loves art; social and cultural issues are concepts that inspire her, so she is trying to find a way to marry technology and art and create a new language to talk about delicate subjects such as, violence and war, religion and women, fear and pain in the most tender way.

 

 

 

Creating a methodology that combines theory with practice is essential for visual artists. It is not enough to create an object, without having gone through a journey from concept to materiality. The process of making is as important as the outcome itself.  In my work I incorporate philosophy, literature, performance, visual arts and many different materials, especially ceramics, to develop an interaction between the artist and the viewer. 

 

Artists and writers have been using themselves as examples to examine their theories and ideas. Sometimes they recount the story of their evolution through their art pieces. Studying philosophers like Socrates, Descartes and existentialism philosophy has helped me to embark on the journey of understanding.   

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