SFC- Shoah Film Collection

Heike Liss & Thea Farhadian

Heike Liss & Thea Farhadian (USA)
Thea Farhadian is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in the Bay Area. Her work has been seen internationally at venues which include San Francisco, Yerevan, Armenia, New York City, Berlin, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
German born artist Heike Liss studied Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen, and Fine Art at Mills College in Oakland, California. She works in a variety of media,including video, photography and site-specific installation and intervention. Her work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe and Canada, as well as in North and South America. As a video curator she has acted for galleries and museums

Title: ZeroPointTwo, 2007, 18:00
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.