For my thesis project, I created Yalda Night which aimed to explore poetry and experimental typography. Being from Iran but living in the U.S., I wanted to share my personal feelings of loneliness, fear, and comfort that I find in reading poems with others. To achieve this, I took classic and original poems and added my own flair to them. My goal was to not only communicate the message but make it more enjoyable to read by integrating images and typography. To interpret the poems, I used various environments and real-world settings to illustrate cultural and visual conflicts that I had experienced. By projecting the Farsi words of the poem onto people's bodies while they danced or posed with Farsi typography, I was able to capture moments of interaction and sharing. The environments were carefully chosen based on the meanings and themes of the poems, and how I wanted to narrate my story through the interpretation of the poems.
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