Nasrin Tork, Castanea Torshi
master beeldende kunsten - vrije kunsten
Tork, the Iranian sculptor, works on preservation and its temporality as a medium. For her graduation project she makes a constellation of pickled chestnut jars. Her project revolves around the act of pickling, the objects are material references to the process. What she does as a ‘Southern’ in the global North is to try to save the fruits of trees on the street and to find a way to preserve them as they contain value to her. Pickling and its duration is a temporal centric mindset but not as it might justify acceleration. The intentions to pickle during the nine months of the academic year can be considered as both a reflection of and an address to wider social forces. A ‘Southern’ performative enactment deploys a resistance system against the western formation of time based on a neo-liberal mentality and the direction of a global flow towards that.