Critical Writing Index

Monitor 2: South Asian Experimental Film + Video

by Jane Kim

South Asian Visual Arts Centre, 2006

2nd Annual screening series entitled Monitor, SAVAC's annual screening of short works by South Asian artists that showcase new directions in film and video. The shorts in this collection represent different artistic approaches that offer exciting new ways of looking at the world; what once seemed familiar and known became mysterious and opaque through the lens of these artists. They abandon cliched images, stories and linear structures to present intimate, witty and complex notions of identity and culture. These are bold expressions that step out of conventional forms to reflect the varied approaches being used today by film and video-makers around the world.

ITEM 2006.175 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Happily Never After, Wound UpJaishri Abichandani

16 mm journeyDarshana Vora

Death in the arden of ParadiseNurjahan Akhlaq

fracturePamila Matharu

THIS or THAT? Or NEITHER?Kriti Arora

Kshya Tra GhyaAmit Dutta

Threading the NeedleAndaleeb Firdosy