A 24-minute 3-channel video installation, 2019


RAVA is excited to announce that over the past several months we've had the incredible honor of working in collaboration with The Auschwitz Institute for Peace & Reconciliation on a film installation titled Conversations with Artivists, which will be showcased at Artivism: The Atrocity Prevention Pavilion in Venice, Italy, coinciding with the Venice Biennale.


Artivism is a unique exhibition at the intersection between art and human rights that explores the creative responses of artists to the most precarious of situations: large-scale identity-based violence and mass atrocity. Housed in a four-room exhibition at Palazzo Dandolo Paolucci, Artivism introduces visitors to the emotional and historical realities of mass atrocity violence, and how artists have used the arts as a means for responding to mass violence and preventing its recurrence.

Our contribution to the exhibit is an immersive 24 minute 3-channel video installation where attendees can see the artists featured in the exhibition reflect, sometimes with each other, on the atrocities their countries and communities have experienced and how they have used the arts as a means to bring about positive personal and societal change. 

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If you will be around Venice, we invite you to stop by the exhibition From May 9th - November 24th. Rafa and Ava will also be in Venice during the opening week, so if you're in the city of canals please join us, the artists and curators behind the exhibition for the opening of Artivism on: 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palazzo Dandolo Paolucci
San Polo 2879 

San Tomà Vaporetto Stop
Venice, Italy

We hope to see some familiar faces in Venice!


Film Installation Credits


Featured Artists

Rebin Chalak (Iraq)
Mariana Corral, Grupo de Arte Callejero (Argentina)
Madonsela Christine Mabatho and Puleng Segalo, Intuthuko Embroidery Project (South Africa)
Elisabeth Ida Mulyani (Indonesia/Belgium)
Aida Šehović (Bosnia and Herzegovina/USA)
Linda Young, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)

Ava Wiland
Rafael Salazar

Ava Wiland
Cinematographer / Editor
Rafael Salazar
Production Company
RAVA Films
Associate Producer  
Julia Main

Joel Pickard
Sound Mixer
Gisela Fullà Silvestre
Sound Recordist
Mathias Pico
Assistant Editor
Russell Yaffe
Fixer & Gaffer  
Stijn Blancke
Kurdish Translation
Ridwan Zebari

Produced by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
for Artivism: The Atrocity Prevention Pavilion
Curated by Luca Berta, Francesca Giubilei & Kerry Whigham
Venice, Italy 2019
with the support of
White & Case LLP and the
Government of Flanders