Arunà Canevascini | Villa Argentina | 2016
This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I have with my mother, set in our family house in 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.
As I grew up in Switzerand, Iranian culture come to me as a distant echo. 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, the relationship with femininity and the matter of migration.