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Das eigensinnige Kind

Farbod Fakharzadeh


Farbod Fakharzadeh ( born 1986, Rasht) is an Iranian art worker, storyteller and curator based in Helsinki. In 2018 he received a Master’s degree in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art with a minor in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art at Aalto University. He occasionally assembles objects, images and words together. His works often circulate around the themes of absurdism and failure and he works with history, archives and storytelling as tools for imagining and visualizing moments of parallel possibilities.

Story of the willful child by Brothers Grimm (Children's and Household Tales, no. 117):

Once upon a time there was a child who was wilful and would not do what her mother wished.

For this reason, God had no pleasure in him/her, and let him become ill.

No doctor could do him any good, and in a short time the child lay on her deathbed.

When she had been lowered into her grave, and the earth was spread over her, all at once her little arm came out again and reached upward.

And when they had pushed it back in the ground and spread fresh earth over it, it was all to no purpose, for the arm always came out again.

Then the mother herself was obliged to go to the grave and strike the arm with a rod. When she had done that, the arm was drawn in, and at last the child had to rest beneath the ground.

And everything went back to normal.