I would like to begin by thanking Artslant, the jurors and everyone involved for such an amazing opportunity! I made some great friends and learned both valuable life and career lessons. Thank you very much for the lovely apartment and for believing in me as an artist and my work. It has been 10 days since my return from Paris and I miss the cobblestone streets, the seine and the great weather. Montreal is super cold but spring is around the corner and only eleven days away! Ha! *Wishful thinking* My residency project went really well! I made all my deadlines and I got some great fe... [more]
Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 3/10/14

Work in Progress

The editing is coming along great! I am just waiting for the music from a local Parisian musician named Mo Zimo. She is actually going to create a song just for the video! I am pretty excited to hear her sample. I am trying to make the video a little more ambigious , its very didactic and needs some mystery. Technically, this piece is the most advance yet. I have used mulitple clips, changed the pitch, added many filters and transitions and even sampled some stock footage. I have really gained a lot more knowledge on the FCP, which is fantastic! The greatest challenge though is to keep t... [more]
Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 2/14/14


I am so very excited to announce that I am one of only five artists picked for FADO's "Emerging artists series: 11:45," that will be taking place at Xspace cultural centre in Toronto this March!! This durational performance is called "Ululation" and it will be my very first performance in Toronto!! Very excited! More info about the event coming soon! [more]
Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 2/5/14

Work in Progress

I haven't written much in this blog lately and that is because I have been working hard on my project. I have made a lot of changes from the rough draft. My critiques went pretty well and I received a lot of good feed back. Tomorow I will be shooting the final draft. I have the camera and lights and the set all ready to go! I am pretty excited but what is going to be the harder and more complex process is the editing. I am going to do a lot of video editing. Its going to be much more ambigious than the original draft. I felt that the other draft was much too literal. The message is still goi... [more]
Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 2/2/14

Anti-Racism and White Feminism

This morning I was having this very discussion with myself. I always had a hard time identifying with white feminism because I felt that they always spoke on the behalf of POC and rarely let us voice our concerns. People like Tim Wise, who is not a self identified feminist but is a white man and an anti-racist activist, is constantly speaking on behalf of POC. Why not let us do the talking and writing? If given the opportunity, our opinions because of our experiences with racism is much more valid than an individual that has just read the textbooks. How about being a proper ally and stand behi... [more]
Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 1/18/14