Monitor 4

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2008, 74:44 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.03

Monitor 4 is SAVAC’s annual experimental film and video screening, presenting new, award winning work from India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Canada.

“The village has been left behind. It doesn’t play a big role in official culture and economic decisions. The village which progresses has forgotten is pushed out of the margins. Yet, the fictitious idea of a small, idyllic community is very much present in urban centres – in minds, dreams, fights and films.”
- Oliver Husain, from The Idea of a Village

Monitor 4
was curated by Oliver Husain and first shown February 20, 2008 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario.

Ferwa Ibrahim,
Untitled, Pakistan, 1:30, 2007
Amit Dutta,
Kramasha, India, 22:00, 2007
Kavita Joshi,
India, India, 24:00, 2006
Azharr Rudin,
Majidee, Malaysia, 16:00, 2005
Saba Khan,
Paint, Pakistan, 4:44, 2006
Debashis Sinha,
Skin, Canada, 6:30, 2007

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: Ferwa Ibrahim,
Untitled, Pakistan, 1:30, 2007.

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