The Land Between Two Rivers is a sculptural project by Ara Dolatian that examines architectural and sculptural ideas inspired by early Mesopotamian civilisations. The ceramic objects are textural, earthy and organic with asymmetrical and imperfect qualities.
The Land Between Two Rivers displays Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice, and explores the relationship between cultural landscapes and natural ecosystems. The ceramic works are hybrid ecosystems that simultaneously resemble semi-functional apparatus, models of utopian cities and biological experiments. Dolatian’s work is also imbued with numerous ideas centred upon conceptions of ‘the studio’ and ‘the laboratory’, as well as the conceptual domain of socio-environmental politics.