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Let me hear your scream

16 persons of different nationalities and from different ethnic backgrounds letting out a soulful shout in one deep breathe: first separately and then together. Almost all of them for the first time they are screaming. The video represents the restraint we feel when communicating our emotions. Screaming publicly and openly is not socially acceptable. We inhibit and stifle our emotions, and yet in emergency situations where there is no time for social filters, we instinctively scream. From a symbolic perspective, our life begins with a scream - that of our mother as she gives birth to us and our own cry as we emerge from the womb. The choice of diverse subjects illustrates that this "dialogue" happens not only from mother to child, but also universally across all genders, generations, and ethnicities. In this video-art I have tried to maintain the principle of dialogue of screams. It is a top of the lungs scream between genders, generations and different nationalities, where words have been pushed to the back."If you want to scream, do so and let me hear your scream too". The video embodies the entrapment that women experience when they are afraid to express themselves regarding issues of domestic violence, inequalities in the workplace, and sexual freedom, out of fear of being judged as shameful and unacceptable in society. As a viewer (or listener?), when confronted with "Let me hear you Scream! " It's a game at the same time, I used the multi-screen effect and I invite you to join my game, to shout a breath.

  • Ruzan Petrosyan
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    video performance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
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Director Biography - Ruzan Petrosyan

Currently the independent visual and conceptual artist from Yerevan, Armenia. Lived and studied in France for a short time. By my first profession, I am a cultural journalist. Visual and conceptual art, text, sound, movement, video and the portrait of human life have always interested me. I like to work in different genres, using different styles and techniques: video-art, video installation, video poetry, experimental video, drawing-video-photo installation, video-performance.. etc. I like to travel and discover new horizons and to observe more people and more situations. In 2014, I created my first video performance "Let Me Hear Your Scream", which was shown at a lot of international exhibitions and festivals. I am interested in such topics as national identity, gender equality, and the role of women in the society, human rights, multiculturalism, ecology, and urbanism. While creating, I mainly tried to find ways to unite the humanity of the earth around a common idea. I like to work with a person in the center of my focus is a person, his mind, right and different cultures. In my work, I try to introduce human dialogue, talk about their problems, and the approaches of the people different nationalities on the same issue. I participated in various international exhibitions and festivals in Armenia and Europe. Which are Rencontres Internationales Traverse in Toulouse, Instants Vidéo numériques et poétiques in Marseille, Wake Up! – Climat Change! Festival in Cologne, Lacuna Festivals in Lanzarote. etc Recently my work has been shown in festivals in Indonesia and South Korea. In Armenia, I have recently been very actively cooperating with the ACCES gallery and participating in various exhibitions. I have also received several grants. Twice won a grant to attend the photo&video courses "Queering and Survival'' (2021) & ''Exploring a void'' (2018) at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. As well I am a Winner of Hasratyan-Minasyan Foundation Grants Visual Arts Competition for my video installation project "Waiting for the.."

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