Defamiliarization

Sara Sasani

Sara Sasani

Digital print – 100*70 cm Some words are so familiar to us due to their most usage and some events due to their frequent occurrence are ordinary. Cancer, chemotherapy, torture, pain, poverty and the like, all these words didn’t used to exist much in our vocabulary range or they made sense when they were used with other words such as love suffering, separa- tion pain, while some words never existed beforehand like chemotherapy.
“A bride with cancer” is one of those expressions which doesn’t hurt us any more in such modern life. Cancer is a new pest that has cancerous growth, as a dis- ease is not only bad, but also it seems to be natural. Moreover it has been changed to a proper modifier for describing adversi- ties.