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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film, Yasmin Vardi
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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film, Yasmin Vardi

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2021, digital video (4k)

    Two suns (The film that wasn’t) is a film that’s assembled from various segments undermining the cinematic structure. We do not know whether the catastrophe has occurred or is looming. We can only guess as to which disaster we are dealing with, past or future. The protagonists are moving within a place flooded with blinding, searing sunlight(s). 

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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film
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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2021, digital video (4k)

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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film 
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    Two Suns (The Film That Wasn’t), Still from film 

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2021, digital video (4k)

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    Film Posters, (The Film That Wasn't)
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    Film Posters, (The Film That Wasn't)

    , Yasmin Vardi, Ongoing series, 69 x 102 cm

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    The Canaries, Still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2020, Two channel HD video, 20:44"

    A voyage from the underground mines to different times and locations; a group of children that seek for an escape, Gibraltar monkeys that exchanged conflict zones into playgrounds and the canary that lead further in the journey. The Canaries is assembled from evolutionary multilayer aspects of exploitation and vulnerability throughout history, emphasizes the stratification and layers of private and collective memory, intertwines the fictional and documentary and composes an immersive psychological reality that affects the entire nervous system. The work uses 40 Hz frequencies along with 40 Hz flashes of light that cause the brain to release signal signals that treat Alzheimer's patients. The canary was first raised in captivity in the 15th century and was brought to Europe by Spanish sailors. From the 18th to the 20th century, the canary was used in Britain, Canada and the USA to detect carbon dioxide and other dangerous gases in the mines. The use of canaries in mines was discontinued only in 1986. The phrase "canary in a coal mine" is used to express an early warning of an impending crisis.

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    The Canaries, Still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2020, two channel HD video, 20:44"

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    The Heart's Filthy Lesson, still from film
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    The Heart's Filthy Lesson, still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2020, digital video (4K)

    A young woman seated providing testimony. It seems she is describing a breakup, some unrequited love, but as her story unfolds it becomes evident it is about a remote-controlled takeover. It turns out this woman’s pacemaker was hacked using wireless networks. As she attests to what happened, occasionally the screen splits; allowing us to continue watching her as we see the IT control room and server farm (footage taken in Stock Exchange, including its high-security control room). The medical name for broken heart syndrome, manifested by a temporary but significant myocardial weakness is Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The syndrome, first described in 1990 in Japan, is named after a traditional octopus trap, which is shaped like a heart.

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    The Heart's Filthy Lesson, still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2020, digital video (4K)

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    The Heart's Filthy Lesson, Still from film
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    The Heart's Filthy Lesson, Still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2020, digital video (4K)

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    Storm, still from film
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    Storm, still from film

    , Yasmin Vardi, 2021, digital video (4k)

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  11. Yasmin Vardi – MA/MFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    See: https://vardiyas.cargo.site/bio

Yasmin Vardi – MA/MFA

Yasmin Vardi is a London-based artist who uses film to trace trauma, whether psychological or physical. A catastrophe consciousness, which may have already happened and may still be before us, accompanies the works like a continuous and relentless buzz, a casual damage of existence in the late capitalism era.

The works blur the uncertain thresholds between presence/absence, disassemble/reassemble cinematic patterns, such as genres, the ‘three-act’ story structure. The work addresses experimentation with the politics of form, biopower & biopolitics,‘fictioning’ and (de)construction of narrative forms.