"Haft-Seen" Film Screening
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00pm

What: Film Screening of Half-Seen, presented by World Languages & Literatures

When: Saturday, May 19, 7-9 pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Cinema

Haft-Seen is a short film (described as a "visual poem" by the artists) spoken in various languages. Along with the screening, the artists will read and present some of their more recent work and will take questions facilitated by moderator Takahiro Yamamoto. 

Artist biographies:
Roland Dahwen Wu is a filmmaker whose work explores migration, race and memory. His films and installations have been shown at CalArts, Portland Art Museum, Time Based Art Festival, Northwest Film Center, and numerous galleries. He is a 2018 artist-in-residence at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab. His films include We are all the production line, Ya no hay pájaros en los nidos de ayer, Haft-Seen, and Quarantine. He is the founder of Patuá Films.

Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She is the creator of Tender Table, a storytelling series about food, family, identity. She is the author of Soap for the Dogs (Gramma, 2018).

Jonathan Raissi is a sound artist, photographer and writer whose thematic interests involve critical theory, modernity and memory. He received a B.A. in Labor History from the University of California, Los Angeles before moving to Portland, OR where he focuses on developing his visual and theoretical practice. Jonathan's experimental noise project, Yasna, has released four full-length digital albums in the last three years.

Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland. His projects have received support from National Performance Network, Japan Foundation, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, danceWEB scholarship program, and others. He holds MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and currently teaches at PSU School of Art and Design as adjunct teacher. He co-directs performance company, madhause, with Ben Evans, and a part of Portland-based support group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lu Yim.

Flyer for Haft-Seen