Discrete, 2023

In today's digitally immersed world, technology's overuse yields to two effects: The illusion of being needed, loved, or entertained, and a loss of essential solitary moments and idleness. The photo series "Discrete" captures individuals in their private spaces at night, illuminated solely by digital screens, symbolizing loneliness amid tech's influence. It explores society's reliance on technology, hinting at its impact, especially considering the future with "intelligent machines."

Nazanin Hafez (*1991, Shiraz, Iran) is a visual artist who lives in Iran and Germany. She completed her BA in Media Art and Design at the Saar University of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken. She is currently completing a postgraduate programme at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz. In her artistic practice, she critically examines social and political injustices, in particular the effects of the repressive regime in Iran. She uses a variety of media, from photography and collage to video and installation. Her work has been exhibited internationally and honoured with numerous awards and scholarships.