March 17, 2010 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Middle East Etc. Film Club.
Free and open to the public.
This autobiographical video documents the pilgrimage to the Holy City Jerusalem. By the end of the journey, the artist marks her body with a BADGE OF PRIDE called "HAJJI TATTOO," an iconographic image tattooed on her right arm as her Armenian cultural religious heritage. And in contrast, this body project experience transcends from its traditional “religiousness” to become a pure form of self-narration, self-construction, and a live archive of her breathing identity.
Nelly Sarkissian has a Master of Fine Arts and is a graduate student in the School of Art studying video digital art.
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