M i n a Z a r f s a z . Inner Exfoliation. 2012 . Process Book
Inner Exfoliation is a two-part project: first is the process of looking at the idea of “self” in retrospect, deconstructing a 3x3 matrix of three agents, Family, Society and Regime, in relation to three voices,
in three time periods. Eventually, this complex narrative is recreated in a new visual language in the form of a book. Second is a video installation that visualizes the concepts of distress, suppression,
and isolation, which are drawn from the above-mentioned matrix. This video is an attempt to visualize the concepts that shape this narrative. The process of creating this visual narrative required reconstructing layers of thoughts and emotions that relate to each targeted agent. The visual/verbal data created from this matrix repeatedly sheds these layers to make way for the growth of the final concepts that are visualized in the video. This molting pattern is woven into the design fabric of the book itself, from the paper to the layout, creating a presentation unique to the thought process.