Tuesday, October 3, 2006

“Ship Bolshevik Nariman Narimanov” video installation, 2 channels, 7" 2006

The Azerbaijanian artists who are now in their 40-ies were born and grown up in the Soviet Union. The dramatic shift in political and economic systems accompanied by total overhaul of values and life priorities presumably had

Monday, October 2, 2006

“Ship Bolshevik Nariman Narimanov”

In 2006 I made my video project “ Ship Bolshevik Narimam Narimanov” - filming an abandoned Soviet shipwreck and combining the visual image with interviews of artists on the subject of post-Soviet change and stagnation

photo by Sanan Aleskerov

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Presentation of “Hamam” project in Norway

Presentation of "Hamam" video instalation, 2006, Tou Scene, Center for Contemporary Art, Stavanger, Norway.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

"Hamam", video installation, 6', 2006

The idea of the video-installation "Hamam" is reconstruction of the atmosphere of the 16th century men's bathes and of the "Purifying" (or "Washing") rite carried out before the pray. I used in the project the music by Faraj Karayev borrowed from his album "Nostalgia". This theme emphasizes the expressiveness of the tradition partly lost which is routed in the Azerbaijani mythology. The rhythm and the visual sequence of the project create an impression of meditative harmony.

Friday, June 2, 2006

"Hamam" project.

From 2006 Sabina has extensively explored video art. Her first video installation “Hamam”, illustrating an old traditional Sufi ritual of bathing and cleansing, was exhibited worldwide.