Evolving Culture in 3-D
Grounds for Standing and Understanding
Grounds for Standing and Understanding by Babak Golkar renders the evolving representation of a culture into three dimensions by translating the patterns of Persian carpets into futuristic-looking architectural models.
The installation has miniature 3-D mega-towers growing out of the intricate designs of historical carpets. As Persian rugs are traditionally woven and designed according to their place of origin, Golkar’s architectural models bring this symbolic representation of space into being. The scalar and dimensional shifts speak to the relationship between perception, space, architecture, and culture.
[Top Image: Babak Golkar, Negotiating Space, 2012. Dimensions variable, Persian carpet, wood, acrylic, paint.]