Monitor 2

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2006, 58:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.01

Monitor 2 reflects the artists’ pasts, families and histories through their intimate process of looking back. 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 become mysterious and opaque through the lens of these artists.

Monitor 2 was curated by Jane Kim and first shown March 22, 2006 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario.


Jaishri Abichandani,
Happily Never After, USA, 2:00, 2005
Darshana Vora,
16mm Journey, UK, 1:00, 2005
Nurjahan Akhlaq,
Death in the Garden of Paradise, Canada/Pakistan, 22:00, 2004
Pamila Matharu,
Fracture, Canada, 4:00, 2003
Darshana Vora,
Solid Objects, UK, 1:00, 2005
Kriti Arora,
THIS or THAT? Or NEITHER?, France, 5:00, 2005
Jaishri Abichandani,
Wound Up, USA, 1:00, 2005
Amit Dutta,
Kshya Tra Ghya (X, Y, Z), India, 22:00, 2004

Monitor, SAVAC’s annual experimental film and video program showcases new and innovative work by artists from Canada and internationally. Monitor has carved out a unique place in Canada over the last decade. It has drawn participation from a growing community of international artists, curators and critics, initiating and extending dialogues around the shifting nature of South Asian politics, economies and landscape, through film and video.

Still credit: Darshana Vora,
Solid Objects, UK, 1:00, 2005.

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