Artists' film screenings - chosen in response to Sheela Gowda exhibition

2 Mar 2011

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11:00 – 18:00

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Film program responding to Sheela Gowda's ‘Therein & Besides' - with introduction and post screening discussion. The selection of short films moves from green to white, from abstraction to the blatantly concrete political, and the annihilation of its sign. An attempt to meet Sheela Gowda's work as an invitation to interrogate layers of violence variably present in the corporeal's affiliations to the materialities of its habitat. Those relations are explored cinematically, as uneasy, steady and committed, from the side of the filmmaker artists as well as the subjects they attend to. As documentary mode works each short film embodies a processual relation to its own truth while being dedicated to the political. A specific point in the program evokes the personal by way of a commemoration, which might act as an invite for each spectator to relate otherwise. Each filmmaker is a proponent of a particular aspect of experimental and documentary mode filmmaking within the Indian context without each piece being chosen for its representativeness of their artistic engagement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Films Rahi Zindagi Tu Phir Milenge - This Extra Green D: Wasim Mushtaq Wani, Kashmir, 2007, Mini DV, 5 min Rahi Zindagi Tu Phir Milenge - Hope to see you again if I stay alive. This extra green recalls the intimidating presence of the Indian Army in the Kashmir Valley. We rarely see a so-called terrorist as a visible moving image in our inconspicuous day to day experience. They are hiding and I don't think most of my friends would disagree with me if I say that their absence - their being outside the frame is as insidious an absence as it is being sold outside the state." Wasim M. Wani

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