Azar Saiyar’s Solar Book at FIFA – The International Festival of Films on Art, Montréal

Azar Saiyar’s Solar Book will be screened at the 42nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), held from March 14–24 2024 in Montréal, Canada. The film is included in the screening “FIFA Expérimental – Migrations“, screened on Friday, March 15 at 19:30 in the J.A. DeSève Cinema, Concordia University. FIFA EXPÉRIMENTAL is an out-of-competition, by-invitation section of the festival put together by visual and media arts curator Nicole Gingras, from Montreal.

Solar Book contemplates on what remains and what gets lost, when a thing becomes a museum object? Many details have gone missing, but the museum objects of Satakunta Museum bear a strong presence of waters running next to it: things that the river and the sea have carried, things that were born, that live and once lived because of them and beside them.

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.

The 42nd International Festival of Films on Art, March 14–24 2024, Montréal, Canada

More information: FIFA

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