Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Sophie Sabet, We Forgot To Look, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, We Forgot To Look, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, Since We Last Spoke, 2016. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, Since We Last Spoke, 2016. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave, 2018. Video still, dimensions variable.
Featured Exhibition

Sophie Sabet
I Almost Didn’t Feel You Leave

May 11–June 16
Reception: May 11, 1–4pm

Bradley Museum
1620 Orr Rd


Hours: Fri–Sun 12pm–4pm
Or By Appointment

Concepts of home circulate widely and often predictably. Sophie Sabet’s immersive installation takes a more personal and honest approach to understanding how it is that we might contend with “home” as both place and feeling. Her autobiographical work intimately traces the complexities of her Iranian-Canadian home, a space that bears witness to the weight of displacement and cultural frictions. This solo exhibition brings together Sabet’s videos, still images, and sculptural works. Through these quiet and subtle portraits, Sabet traces the contradictory, difficult and sometimes painful ways that her family navigates their identity and diasporic realities.

Exhibited within Mississauga’s Bradley House, Sabet’s works aim to disrupt the staged historic site. Layering a contemporary and difficult image of home onto that of a simulated, 1830s domestic space encourages a different reading of the house museum. This alternative viewpoint suggests that we look more deeply at the mechanisms of display employed by museums and how these strategies can advertently or inadvertently de-politicize what is inherently political.

Curated by Noa Bronstein

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.