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Women Cinemakers same time, although I was a good student. I thought that I would not understand the rules of art world in any way, and I will never find my place in it, unless I make certain compromises. I was so disappointed with everything and stopped believing in myself that I even decided not to continue studying art, throwing everything out. However, I was encouraged by the studies of girls who studied with me and continued the Academy. After graduation, only 7 years later, there was a desire to try my artworks to be accepted for exhibitions. For a while I hid under a pseudonym because I thought that it would be so bold to introduce my ideas. After some time I was delighted to exhibit works in my true name. Although my paintings were exhibited in my country, my video works have never been exhibited in my home country. I used to have a lot of new ideas for my video works, but I didn't find any viewer, and I lost my interest of making new videos. But the endless desire to combine painting or drawing with poetry and video art defeated me, so I made video work further. And the unexpected encouragement not to stop creating came from abroad when my experimental videos were accepted into international juried exhibitions in the US, Israel, the UK, etc. Participating in international juried exhibitions, while observing the work of both male and female artists, I realized that both the intelligence of both men and women is the same, and that the professional female artist’s remarks about my work are just as important and valuable to me as professional male artists. And I will not say anything more clever than Jane Campion said, "I do not think that men see things wrong and women are right, just we see things differently". But I would not say the truth if I said that I do not need encouragement.

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