Rashin Fahandej | Summer 2018 Public Artist Resident PDF Print E-mail

Rashin Fahandej
Summer 2018 Public Artist Resident
A Father’s Lullaby multi-platform sound installation on BCA Public Plaza
July 28–October 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 6–9 pm

Rashin Fahandej will use the BCA Summer Public Artist Residency to further develop her multi-platform project A Father’s Lullaby, to consider the absence of fathers in communities of color as a direct result of mass incarceration, its life-long impact on children who are left behind and its weight on women and lower-income families, explored through the space of love and intimacy. The project is being developed with community members as creative collaborators, if you would like to contribute your voice to this project, please visit fatherslullaby.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an interview. It was initially launched in 2016–2017, when Fahandej served as Artist in Residence with the City of Boston, and has also been developed in connection with her role as Research Fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab since 2016.

Rashin Fahandej, A Father's Lullaby
Rashin Fahandej, A Father’s Lullaby, Variation I, Video Projection and Multi channel Sound, Data visualized graph, TVs and stereo sound Exhibition at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Fahandej’s project for BCA will be realized in partnership with multiple organizations including the newly formed Office of Returning Citizens in Boston, an agency supporting individuals who return to Boston after being released from state, federal and county facilities, as well as others who were previously incarcerated. She will work with BCA to develop a public, multi-channel site-specific sound installation of lullabies utilizing the trees and garden on BCA’s public plaza. The work will be created through a community-engaged process including workshops with formerly incarcerated men and other fathers in our community.

Selected Media Coverage

A Jarring Lullaby | By Matt Martinelli | July 20, 2018 | The Improper Boston

Featured in The Ticket | August 3, 2018 | The Boston Globe



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