Kaitlin Banafsheha

What it is
Zaman is an Arts and media collective dedicated to Mizrahi (Middle Eastern Jewish) historical remembrance, cultural consciousness, and current affairs. To learn more about Zaman, click here.

What I did
3D Art

How I did it

Using C4D to render cubes of “ice,” I toyed with physical and impalpable notions of preservation. I manipulated a series of photos sent to me b my grandmother, serving as a tenderly awkward fight against time, an effort to retain a connection with memories headed toward oblivion and sociocultural worlds unraveling with assimilation. The Iran of my family’s past has been thawed and thawed out again, but as I suggest in this project, perhaps we can hope that the intangible can be preserved in ways that the tangible cannot.