551 Tremont Street – BCA Studio #213
Boston, MA 02116
Rashin Fahandej is an artist and filmmaker. She works in a diversity of media, including but not limited to feature film documentary, video and sound installations, performance, relational art, photography and painting. Her creative projects center on marginalized voices, personal histories, and the role of media and public collaboration to generate social change.
Fahandej’s work, solo and collaborative, has been exhibited internationally at numerous venues including The Western Front, Vancouver; Organhaus Gallery, Chongqing/China; Normale Supérieure, Paris; UCLA’s Wight Gallery, LA; Southern Exposure, Intersections for the Arts, San Francisco; Big Screen Plaza, Alwan for the Arts, NYC. Her experimental short film Sahyeh Sorkh was an official selection at Boston International Film Festival.
Rashin is former Boston Artist-in-Residence with the Mayor’s Office of Art and Culture and currently an artist in residence with Boston Center for the Arts and a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab.
Rashin was born and raised in Iran and currently lives in Boston, MA. She received her BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design; and her MFA in Film studies from San Francisco Art Institute.
Rashin Fahandej’s current multi-platform sound installation on the BCA Public Plaza considers the absence of fathers in communities of color as a direct result of mass incarceration, its life-impact on children who are left behind and its weight on women and lower-income families. Explored through the space of love and intimacy, Fahandej’s ongoing project is being developed with community members as creative collaborators. It was initially launched in 2016-2017, when the artist served as Artist in Residence with the City of Boston, and has also been developed in connection with her role as Research Fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab since 2016.
PARTICIPATE: This contributory project invites you to record your voice and/or sing a lullaby to create a collective voice for this issue. The space of love and shared memories of childhood becomes the place to contemplate demanding issues our society is facing today. Please activate the QR code to add your voice to A Father’s Lullaby!