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Farah Rahman aka Fariatie works as a video artist in live audiovisual performances, creates experimental films, music video’s and site specific art installations. Working primarily with the associative re-assembling of found footage and found objects. This research started with an investigative experimental documentary questioning why people save objects. It’s a question she still like’s to bring up in a conversation because almost everybody has their own story to tell about a personal artifact. From that point researching and collecting materials from private/public domain archives, digging at flea markets etc became a fascination. Intrigued by other people’s archived memory’s she remixes her own footage, handmade animations and found footage into new narratives. This gives room for new associative interpretations or new meaning of the material. The works are often related to the Eastern filosophy Wabi Sabi, which loosely translated means: Seeing beauty in imperfection. For her, the European Souvenirs project has been profoundly thought-provoking.

“I started thinking much more about my own identity. My ancestors had the courage to travel from India to Surinam and eventually my parents decided to live in the Netherlands.”

Film SCREENINGS @ past & recent
Streaming film Festival, International Film Festival, Dutch Film Festival, Club 11, This Is ON narrowcasting, Gallery BLAAK10
The World One Minutes Group Exhibition:
- Beijng China (Contemporary Art museum)
- Lisbon Portugal (Gulbenkian museum)
- Sao Paulo Brasil (Museum of Art)
- Brussels, Belgium
- Beijng China (Contemporary Art museum)
- VPRO's Nightstage (Dutch television)

VJ Fariatie performed @ past & recent>
Geneva @ Mappingfestival, Sevilla Spain @ ZEMOS98 Festival, Kosovo @ DokuFest, Bilbao Spain @ Hondakin Festival, Amsterdam @ ECF, The Balie, Utrecht @ Vrede v Utrecht Festival, Londen @ British Film Institute Docu Festival, Lublin @ Human Right Conference, Austria @ EU summit, Todays Art Sessions @ Korzo Theater - Paard Venue - PIP - Club Seven - Club Eau - Gemeente Museum - Cremers - ROTTERDAM - Club WATT - Club Off-Corso - Thalia - AMSTERDAM - Fiber Festival, Trouw - WesterUnie - UTRECHT- Central Studio's - Winkel van Sinkel - ARNHEM - Opera

External Links


  1. redfitz
  2. Antoine Terrieux
  3. Marina Abramovic Institute
  4. Mridul Bhagat
  5. Subbacultcha!
  6. Punto y Raya Festival - dot&line
  7. OK. Video
  8. Submarine Channel
  9. KesselsKramer
  10. RE:VOIR
  11. Piet Zwart Institute
  12. CineSonic
  13. Stiebel Köpf
  15. Ninja Tune
  16. Doc Next Network
  17. Rob Bothof
  18. Africa Interactive

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