The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has started many changes.
The first phenomenon that cannot be denied, the common language of all people in the world; the emotions that confrontation with death gives them a more complete meaning, and a fear that gripped the world and made us think about the extinction of other human beings in the shadow of near-death. A death that knows no borders, no politics, no religion, and no economy.
Mamat Amid Farsi Dictionary (noun) [Arabic], mamāt, 1. Death, 2. Time of death / Meaning the moment of death. It is the result of days of quarantine and the consensus of the artists who decided that, from this historical moment onward, to begin a search from the death of time, a search that discovers and records the life among the seconds that are dying.
Life is beautiful, and death, like black that gives meaning to whiteness, makes life the most complete or even the most beautiful. Time, this abstract concept that we have made it measurable, dies somewhere and the camera which witnesses the death of the seconds, in a more abstract attempt, builds an image from the death of seconds.
This death of time (Mamat project) remembers the life and with several simple rules, tries to hope for a future where no one measures their time, like the moment of dancing, playing, love-making, and in purer terms, living, and where everyone lives what death completes it with its gift as deeply as possible.
The Mamat project consists of several non-permanent artists who want to share their lives with each other at some point, and as a result of their conversation, lives, and experiences, share what they have experienced as a refinement of art with the outside world. Mamat tries to use art as an excuse for deeper living, so it could reduce the gap between being and not-being. Until death, like life, is the true meaning of living. This project only shares the works that are made after the quarantine period and tries to integrate their stories with Persian culture and art while being honest and transparent.