Sophie Sabet, Though I am Silent, I Shake

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February 13 – April 2, 2019

Sophie Sabet

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Though I am Silent, I Shake explores the complexity of the diasporic queer female body. In the video, Sabet has asked her mother to revisit the story of a controversial painting exhibition she was part of in 1990 in Tehran, Iran, ten years after the Islamic Revolution. The video employs long-take fixed frames that encourage slow-looking and contemplation. Sabet captures an intimate conversation between mother and daughter regarding diverging and overlapping ideas of womanhood, the body and familial relationships.