the gap between the living and the dead, banality and magic, exhaustion and possibility is filled with one flickering but long breath






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DRAWING ONE LAST BREATH
2018

PUBLIC ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
INSTALLATION

Drawing One Last Breath is the portrait of the artist in a state of limbo, suggesting that sometimes the gap between the living and the dead, banality and magic, exhaustion and possibility is filled with one flickering but long breath.

Project assistance from Simon Bermeo and Marika Vandekraats.

Presented in Open Season, a series of public art exhibitions played out on a mock tennis court located on 800 Robson Street between the Law Courts and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Curated by Pongsakorn Yananissorn and Denise Holland as part of Ten Different Things.


MOTHER AND FATHER
2018

VIDEO

In the spirit of domestic documentaries and reporting on what’s closest to home, the filmmaker sits barely outside of the camera's frame asking his parents questions that invite reflections on love, parenthood, dream and loss. Utilizing editing and the syntax of cinema the filmmaker meshes the two separate interviews together, attempting to dissolve his presence into his two subject, his parents.

This work is acquired and distributed by Video Out and was screened on January 10, 2019 at VIVO Media Arts Center, and on January 31, 2019 at Regina Public Library in partnership with Dunlop Art Gallery.








SEEKING
A SHORT FILM

A solitary figure reaches for a presence that remains ungraspable,          







           prompting the figure to face his own confinement and slip out of a long bittersweet solitude dealing with loss.









Sahand Mohajer           

The room depicted in this short film is a vessel that holds many ideas and signifiers integral to my spiritual and philosophical inquiry. The themes include loss and absence, solitude and deferral of grief, limits of knowledge and seeking of the divine.



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Credits          

producer, director and performer SAHAND MOHAJER/ director of photography SILAS EGAN/ music MIM RASOULI and SOLEDAD FATIMA/ sound edit and mix THOMAS NIJDAM/ set construction JOE FRIEDRICH and TOORAJ MOHAJER/ camera SILAS EGAN, STEFAN OBUSAN and SAWYER ARMSTRONG/ location sound SYAFIQ JAFAAR/ foley THOMAS NIJDAM/ editor SAHAND MOHAJER/ performance guide AKAASH KANG/ assistant director SHA LI/ make up artist CHELSEA YUILL/ wardrobe IRAJ MOHAJER/ behind the scenes OMER SEHAYEK/ production stills CHELSEA YUILL and PARISH SHARMA/ mentor MEGHNA HALDAR/ special thanks to EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN, SHADI ASHTARI and TOORAJ MOHAJER, NEEKOO PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY, GEARBASE CAMERA RENTALS, LORNE LAPHAM RENTALS INC., PEG CAMPBELL, CHRISTINE STEWART, BRUCE SWEENEY, CARLITO GHIONI, DHRUV MOHAPATRA, ALEX ROSS, SOMIT SHARMA and SHAHAB VAHIDI


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©2018