Critical Writing Index

The Object That Remains

by Ayesha Hameed

South Asian Visual Arts Centre, 2011

These short films and videos rub against the grain of a common narrative about migration and globalization, where objects nostalgically connect us to places and times lost. Although it is perhaps alluring to consider the material and affective ties created by objects that tell a story, a more compelling tale might be told through the disenchanted object that stubbornly remains in spite of our best efforts. What role do these non-nostalgic objects play in the context of the moving image? In other words, how does the moving image frame and create an inventory of these objects?

ITEM 2011.103 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

TadeSmriti Mehra

TadeTahire Lal

NoJane Chang Mi

Seeking Single White MaleVivek Shraya

What is the Weight of the Moon?Nabil Ahmad

ProtocolHasan Morshed

Lying in WaitAmbereen Siddiqui

An Experiment on MG RoadAsim Waqif

CapsuleShireen Soliman

MeasuringNahed mansour

The Exception and the RuleKaren Mirza

The Exception and the RuleBrad Butler