Elham Shafaei
An Ongoing Project

Monstera in Conversation

This project provides a series of absurdist podcasts about dialogues between humans and Monstera plant to determine the importance of nature in humans’ life during the time of pandemic. I use a specialized device that translates electrical variations in plant into musical pitches. The result is a continuous stream of pleasing music/sound that gives us a sonic window into the secret life of plants. I use Monstera’s ‘voice’ to converse with the invited humans (guest/s) and create a series of absurd dialogues
Every month Monstera is in conversation with its guests!

SELECTED SERIES 

 "Womanhood" Series

Mixed media on fabric, 2020

"Effort of Survival"series

Marked baking sheets collected from a series of baking sessions, 2020-2021

"Toys Are We" Series 

Mixed media on canvas, Soft sculpture, 2019-2020

"We are lost" Series

Mixed media on primed & un-primed canvas, 2018-2019

“violence before violence” Series

Body print, Stitch on fabric, 2019-2020

"Born to live"

Handwoven recycled plastic bags, 2020

"Complete Freedom"

Correction pen on old books, 2017-2018

"Breasts' Ritual" Series

Stone carving, 2014

"Homeland" Series

Marker on cloths & ink on papers, 2018

"A true copy is a copy" Series

Ink on paper, A4, 2018

"They deserve some snap-chat" series

Photo-montage, 2018 

"The cave" series

Ink on paper, A3, 2017

"The vegetable soup" Series

Collage on paper, A3, 2016

"THE MASS SEPULCHER" SERIES

Acrylic on canvas, 2015

"I'm still crying" Series

Acrylic on canvas, 2015