Winzip Senses


A film by Reza Hazare & Vanja Sandell Billström
2-channel video installation, 14 minutes loop, 2018.

“Shared History”, group show at Färgfabriken May 5 – August 19, 2018.
In competition at 37th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, October 2018.

Like a correspondence, Vanja Sandell Billström and Reza Hazare creates a collective view based on questions of privilege, responsibility and how both memories and bodies are deformed by living under pressure as a result of stress and refuge.

– We were invited to the participate in the project Shared history, hosted by Färgfabriken in Stockholm. As one of the result of our almost year-long collaboration, we exhibited the two-channel video ”Winzip Senses” at Färgfabriken in May 2018. During our process we have been exploring each others experiences of affinity and detachment to create intersections between our artistic works.

Directors and cast: Reza Hazare & Vanja Sandell Billström
Camera: Vanja Sandel Billström / Lucia Pagano
Sound-recording: Vanja Sandell Billström / Reza Hazare
Edit and post-production: Vanja Sandell Billström
Translation and proofing: Maria Taubert och Maryam Adjam

Winzip Senses was produced in collaboration with Färgfabriken, as part of the project Shared History, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Reza Hazare (born 1987 in Zahedan, Iran, a citizen of Afghanistan, lives and works in Stockholm) is a visual artist, educated at the Visual Arts School of Tehran and the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts. Hazare works mainly with drawing, painting and sculpture, and in his art explores among other things, the human psyche, history and visual traditions.