Shwan Dler Qaradaki “The Tatooed Sun” Film screening
Shwan is an artist that works within drawing, painting, installation, video and film. Thematically in several of his work he have worked with his own experiences as a Kurdish refugee, but his experiences can provide knowledge of universal issues that can be linked to being a human being on the run. He is originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, he completed a five-year art education before fleeing due to persecution in 1997. He came to Norway in December 1999 and completed art education here as well. Now he is a PhD fellow at the Department of Arts and Crafts
The Tattooed Sun (film 20 min.)
The documentary The Tattooed Sun is a close-up portrait of artist and filmmaker Shwan Dler Qaradaki’s late mother. A poetic and moving personal narrative, it is told through watercolour and ink drawings, with a subjective narrative voice. At a point in our life, most of us experience the death of the person who once gave us life – our own mother. What thoughts and perspectives do we have in such a situation? Equipped with time, a unique voice and a personal perspective, artist and filmmaker Shwan Dler Qaradaki takes us on a journey into the life of his mother. A journey that includes births and wars in a world of dramatic change, with sorrow, loss, admiration and gratitude. He manages to make the personal universal – something we can all relate to, telling the story through watercolour and ink drawings, with a subjective narrative voice.