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The ICA's Biennial Exhibits A Father’s Lullaby by Rashin Fahandej in Boston

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The 2019 installment of ICA’s Biennial - James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition showcases the work of four Boston-area artists, including ThoughtWorks Arts current volumetric filmmaking resident, Rashin Fahandej.

Installation shot
An installation shot of A Father’s Lullaby at ICA

Rashin’s multi-platform, community engaged interactive volumetric work, A Father’s Lullaby underscores the role of men in raising children and their absence due to the racial disparities in the criminal justice system with its direct impact on children, women and lower income communities.

With support from our residency partner Scatter, Rashin Fahandej has incorporated volumetric filmmaking into her practice, using Depthkit technology. Volumetric filmmaking has allowed her to expand and enhance the possibilities for her immersive visual poetry.

Installation shot of the artwork

On September 26th Rashin and the other featured artists came together for a public conversation at ICA, on life as visual artists, and discussed their creative practices. The evening also celebrated the exhibition, which will run through December 31st, 2019.

Rashin Fahandej, Iranian-American multimedia artist and filmmaker arts practice centers on personal histories, marginalized voices, and the role of media, technology, and public collaboration in generating social change. Her work, solo and collaborative, has been exhibited locally and internationally at numerous venues and engage a variety of social, political and cultural issues through conceptual, psychological as well as aesthetic explorations. She has been a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab and visiting faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, Boston.

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