I wait for the time

© R. Shafiei, 2018

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© R. Shafiei, 2018

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I wait for the time

From Tuesday, January 16 to Saturday June 23, 2018

Opening of the exhibition at Studio XX
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition at Studio XX
From Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday May 19, 2018

Gallery walkthrough
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Workshop at Studio XX
Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lantern of 4001 Berri
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Curatorial Project at GIV
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Rojin Shafiei’s residency at Studio XX, ORORO and GIV is supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal's DémART-Mtl program.


I wait for the time is a video installation that deals with the notions of inertia and the stoppage of time as experienced by an anonymous protagonist. In the video, time in its various states is represented by three clocks affixed to a black-clad figure. Fixed in the present moment, the performer moves through an inert and repulsive frozen landscape. This video explores the relative nature of time’s passage and troubles its conception as uniform and straightforward. The image of a place appears frozen in one’s memory whereas time’s forward motion continues outside the viewer’s personal sphere. 

Performer: Holly Timpener


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Rojin Shafiei

Rojin Shafiei is an Iranian artist living and working in Montreal. In her videos, art is a vehicle for the translation of cultural messages and is used to present diverse feminine subjectivities. She explores these themes both through a literal documentary style and as symbols. She is particularly inspired by the observation of routines, on both individual and at the metropolis levels.