Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, <br>Marie-Ange Ackad

Do Not Let Them Mess You Up


Hurieh Heravi

McKinney, Texas

Sewn and burnt fabric, beads and pins

Do Not Let Them Mess You Up is my response to destructive Ideologies, particularly those in totalitarian and suppressive systems. I see them as contagious diseases that never reveal their danger at the time of their emergence and growth. Ideologies that disguise under promises, lies, and deceptive slogans, begin to grow and spread all over every individual’s mind and body and the body of the society that takes control and becomes part of us. They wound us in every possible way, but since they have become us, we are oblivious to the damage they inflict on us.