Rehana Zaman

Rehana Zaman, Your Ecstatic Self (still), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman, Your Ecstatic Self (still), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman, Your Ecstatic Self (still), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

An artist working primarily with moving image, Rehana Zaman says that what fascinates her about this medium is how ‘it opens up different ways of telling stories.’ Her narratives are seldom straightforward. They often depend on conversation, but also involve fragmentation, interruption and visual juxtapositions. Her work is often collaborative – How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear? (2018) was made with a group of young women of Pakistani and Somali heritage from Liverpool – and much of it, including the films Your Ecstatic Self (2019) and Tell me the story Of all these things (2017), concerns alternative epistemologies, kinship and intimacy as seen from South Asian perspectives.

 

Rehana Zaman‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1982,‌ ‌Heckmondwike)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌London.‌ Zaman‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌Goldsmiths,‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌London.‌ ‌

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

My work generally comes from an experience – of being in a particular place, of a certain conversation or relationship. From there I eventually locate a narrative. A great deal has to be planned, but I like to leave some room for improvisation.

– Rehana Zaman

Rehana Zaman with Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers, How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear? (still), 2018 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman with Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers, How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear? (still), 2018 © the artist. Courtesy the artist
Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

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Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist