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Liss, Heike & Farhadian, Thea

Heike Liss & Thea Farhadian
German/Armenian videomaker


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Video title:
2005, 18 minutes

ZeroPointTwo, a video collaboration between Armenian-American sound artist Thea Farhadian and German visual artist Heike Liss presents a poetic and simultaneously disturbing account of a woman having her head shaved. The work moves between states of ordinary consciousness and the collective unconsciousness. The metaphorical, cultural, political, historical, aesthetic, and religious connotations of head shavings trigger images of monks, skinheads, soldiers, cancer patients, witches, and the victims of concentration camps. Filmed in real time, ZeroPointTwo invites the viewer to enter an intimate and complex ontological space.