Agil Abdullayev

How not to be loved by your Azerbaijani father

Full HD Video
1 min 40 secs
2019

Installation view at Summer Academy, Salzburg
The film plays with the idea of an imaginary instruction video, which narrates the strategies of a child is presrved in conservative Azerbaijani family. The work touches on topics such as: Is being a brutal part of the Azerbaijani male culture? Should every Azerbaijani man master martial arts for self-defense? How safe is in Azerbaijan for LGBTQ+ identified people? The atmospheric mood ranges from aggressive, humoristic to tender sentiments underlined by found footage tools blurring clear boundaries of real and fictional reasons becoming at the same time a quite sharp Azerbaijani male - social portrait.