Exhibition:

Precious Burden

by Asefeh Tayebani

11 Dec 2019
1 Aug 2020

Having a neurological disorder is challenging. To cope with it in daily life can be tough. How easy or hard the life of someone with a mental disorder is, depends largely on other people's understanding of the disorder. Autistic designer Asefeh Taybani created three objects that allow the public to experience a little how it is to be autistic. She strongly believes that being seen and feeling that you matter will empower her as well as other people with mental disorders – making them feel safe enough to come out with their afflictions. 

To experience this work, you are welcome to join the Open Tour on Fridays at 16:00.

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Precious Burden, 2018 - by Asefeh Tayebani Anne Lakeman

Asefeh Tayebani

Asefeh Tayebani makes objects that have been assigned a specific purpose, but presents them as something else. Introducing materials as metaphors or objects as symbols, is a focus in her creations. Her work is often characterised by a dash of dark humor; an effective tool for delivering her concept in the form of the delicate, detailed objects she makes. Asefeh enjoys the incongruence between this dark humor and serious time-consuming handmade objects. She makes jewellery not simply for decoration, but as an extension of the body. Asefeh is fascinated by the way people handle things - their gestures - inspiring her to make hand-related objects, often detailed jewellery-like works; small objects that require time and preparation.

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Asefeh Tayebani presenting the arm piece in Precious Burden -

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Binoculars that impact your vision - by Asefeh Taybani Having a neurological disorder is challenging. To cope with it in daily life can be tough. How easy or hard the life of someone with a mental disorder is, depends largely on other people's understanding of the disorder. Autistic designer Asefeh Taybani created three objects that allow the public to experience a little how it is to be autistic. She strongly believes that being seen and feeling that you matter will empower her as well as other people with mental disorders – making them feel… Wisam Ali Mohammad, Asefeh Tayebani

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Precious Burden – Helmet - by Asefeh Taybani Having a neurological disorder is challenging. To cope with it in daily life can be tough. How easy or hard the life of someone with a mental disorder is, depends largely on other people's understanding of the disorder. Autistic designer Asefeh Taybani created three objects that allow the public to experience a little how it is to be autistic. She strongly believes that being seen and feeling that you matter will empower her as well as other people with mental disorders – making them feel… Wisam Ali Mohammad

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Arm piece that sends little shocks down your arm and simulates the sensations Tayebani feels when someone stands too close too her right hand side. - Wisam Ali Mohammad

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The Precious Burden collection in our Plant room: an arm piece, an audio helmet and binoculars. -

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Precious Burden - by Asefeh Taybani Having a neurological disorder is challenging. To cope with it in daily life can be tough. How easy or hard the life of someone with a mental disorder is, depends largely on other people's understanding of the disorder. Autistic designer Asefeh Taybani created three objects that allow the public to experience a little how it is to be autistic. She strongly believes that being seen and feeling that you matter will empower her as well as other people with mental disorders – making them feel…

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Precious Burden - by Asefeh Taybani Having a neurological disorder is challenging. To cope with it in daily life can be tough. How easy or hard the life of someone with a mental disorder is, depends largely on other people's understanding of the disorder. Autistic designer Asefeh Taybani created three objects that allow the public to experience a little how it is to be autistic. She strongly believes that being seen and feeling that you matter will empower her as well as other people with mental disorders – making them feel… Wisam Ali Mohammad

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