Rojin Shafiei I wait for the time

Date(s): Jan 16 to Jun 23 2018

Residency

Rojin Shafiei, 2018

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.

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Rojin Shafiei, 2018

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.

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