Roots & Culture contemporary art center (http://www.rootsandculturecac.org) presents a program of films by artist and filmmaker Soheila Azadi (MFA '15). Soheila is a moving image and performative installation artist, whose works involve observing human social interactions through critical and artistic lenses. Her experiences as a Muslim woman living under a theocracy in Iran and as an immigrant living under a democracy in the US have motivated her to research the separation between the sexes and segregation between races. Through this exploration of separation, she creates spaces and opportunities in which a community can consider its own limitations, contradictions, voices and potential.
This unique screening will be a compilation of Soheila’s work, acombination of documentary, scratch film, animation, experimental videos, performance documentation, and recorded Skype performances. The video runs approximately 50 minutes with plenty of time for discussion. The event takes place at 8:00pm on September 21st at Roots and Culture contemporary art center, 1034 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL.