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Spawned from Behbahani's research into the mirror neuron, Behind the Mirrors is interpreted as the mechanism by which we simulate others to better understand them.

Set in Cappadocia, Turkey, a site of the original Persian Empire dating back to nearly the 6th century BC, the protagonist in this time-based work considers displacement and alienation in the contemporary era by investigating culture and history. Behbahani employs a visual language that abstracts her relationship with people and poetry, pop culture and politics, and assists in Behbahani's reflection on her culture's Orwellian dimensions by acknowledging the dynamic of the watcher watching.

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