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Beneath the 2 hemisphere of brain and  between the two front lobes of the four lobes of midbrain (quadruplet bodies), there is a small gland that due to its similarity to pine tree, it is named Pineal gland.

Pineal oozes a hormone named Melatonin which adjusts body's internal clock (biologic clock); in darkness the rate of oozing Melatonin hormone increases. Pineal puts human to sleep and affects behavioral condition of people.


Pineal is a research based project about dreams that started in a group project from Donya research institute with the leadership of Arezoo Aali.

Pineal was founded by Pasra Nazeri and Its idea was developed by a group of three in 2017. Pineal’s first edition was an Audiovisual installation with collaboration of Matin Nikookar as sound designer, Amir Naghavi as visual designer and six performers, which was staged at Darbast Platform Tehran,Iran.

Pineal continued its path and its second edition was performed at Rooberoo Mansion Tehran, Iran twice in December 2017 and April 2018, this time the outcome was 20 minuets Audiovisual performance.

Amir Naghavi, Matin Nikookar and Parsa Nazeri are the main members of the project each with their own specialty in different media who are focusing on the leading concept of Pineal which is dream.

-With the alarm of your cellphone, you wake up.

You start your morning just like previous days.

You have your breakfast, take your shower and get ready to head to work.


-You wake up.

You start your morning just like previous days.

You have your breakfast hurriedly and head toward the university.


-You are waken up. 

You start your morning just like previous days.

The breakfast is ready on the table, you have it and head to school by school bus.


-You’re waken up.

You start your morning just like previous days.

You're given the breakfast and you head to your room to play.


We are all slaves of the routines. The routines which resemble dreams sometimes and nightmares some others. The dreams and nightmares which accompany us in sleep and in wakefulness. 


Mostly, these are our routines which change into our dreams. But do you  really remember a day when your dreams have affected you and your routines?

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