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From laughter to cry

From 2017-2019 Aishe Vejdani engaged her practice with her familial history of 1920-1930 in Turkmenistan, where her family originally comes from. She exhibited the final work at B-galleria Turku. While this decade was crucial for Turkmenistan to acquire a clearly defined territory under the Soviet rule, it came at huge cost to her ancestors: execution, confiscation of property, and displacement to Iran.

In this project, she investigates transmission of her familial history of that time through memory. She tackles some issues and questions such as her alienation from her familial history and where it comes from. She uses laughter as a disturbing contrast to her traumatic familial past with its eruptive power as a tool to help her get closer to what is invisible or intangible.

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