Bita Razavi: exploring the layers of a century-old flat

Old newspapers, layers of ancient-looking wallpapers, fascinating interior design solutions, pots and pans and ghost doors. These are just few words describing the fascinating working environment in which Bita Razavi finds herself in Tartu.

Bita aims to explore and study ways of renovation of different eras. At the moment, she is commited to a century-old apartment in Karlova, peeling off layers of the past. The next stage will be a renovation, based only on recycled materials.

In February a Hungarian cinematographer Mara Jelinko filmed for two days at the apartment. He documented the process of the anthropological research carefully conducted by Bita, volunteers and students from the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.

Razavi’s new installation and short film will be exhibited in the next Survival Kit Festival in Riga in May-June 2019.

Photos by: Kiur Kaasik

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