Diploma project, ECAL 2016


by Arunà Canevascini

This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I havewith my mother, Anahita, set in our family house in the South of Switzerland. My mother is an Iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

The work represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects I made for the camera.

In this creative solitude à deux, the work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, feminity and sexual boundaries.