Villa Argentina

By Arunà Canevascini

This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I have with my mother, set in our family house in the south of Switzerland. My mother is an Iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child; a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

As I grew up in Switzerland, Iranian culture came to me as a distant echo. This work represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop to the poetic arrangements of objects I made for the camera. In this creative solitude à deux, the work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, femininity, and migration.