© 2019 by Sepide Rahaa .  All rights reserved 

In Transition

from the video series A Dream That Came True?

Two-channel video installation

2017-2018 

HD video, Duration 13 min

For the video link contact the artist

Filmed, written edited and directed by Sepideh Rahaa

Sound by Ana Gutieszca

Performers and narrators:

Razan Abou Askar

Ramina Habibollah

Technical management: Ville Apell

This work is supported by Kone Foundation. 

‘In Transition’ is a poetic and metaphorical approach in which concepts of migration, womanhood and resistance together with identity and dreams are intertwined through the act of knitting with an indirect dialogue between two women who have never met. They attempt to self-position and to explore their roots and to find the higher meaning of life. 'In Transition' is produced in centennial year of Finnish independency critically addressing position of women with Middle Eastern roots in Finland.

Through this artistic research I aim to produce multiple art productions thoroughly focused on femininity, body, identity and its complex hybridity related to migration and embodiments in contemporary art. One of my work objectives is to create spaces for experiments to alternate forms of relationships between individuals and society through contemporary art. Art can act as catharsis and transforms parts of existing realties and experiences for possible discussion with power of convertibility and mobility of the meanings in society. My aim is to initiate methods within contemporary art to bridge from individual perception to the social perception by creating spaces for dialogue.

Silta/Bridge, Group exhibition at Virka Gallery, Helsinki City Hall, Curated by Veikko Halmetoja, October 2017-Feb 2018

Silta/Bridge, Group exhibition at Virka Gallery, Helsinki City Hall, Curated by Veikko Halmetoja, October 2017-Feb 2018

Silta/Bridge, Group exhibition at Virka Gallery, Helsinki City Hall, Curated by Veikko Halmetoja, October 2017-Feb 2018

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