Monitor 6

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2010, 66:30 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.05

Monitor 6 presents 10 new works that explore the performance of gender in public and private spaces in South Asian cities and within close-knit diaspora communities. They draw on personal narratives, family narratives, family rituals and critique of mass culture. Monitor 6 presents a vibrant compilation of experimental shorts that question stereotypical representations in the mainstream culture by engaging with the wide range and complexity of the South Asian experience.

Monitor 6 was curated by Richard Fung and first shown April 24, 2010 at NFB Mediatheque, Toronto, Ontario.

Roger Sinha,
Barber of Bangalore, Canada, 6:30, 2008
Khaldoon Ahmed,
The Art of Archery in East London, UK, 7:00, 2008
Athar Ahmed,
A Story of Nida Known as Pasha Ali, Pakistan, 7:30, 2008
Sharlene Bamboat,
Tapestry, Canada, 6:30, 2009
Asma Mundrawala,
Love Song, Pakistan, 1:00, 2008
Tejal Shah,
There is a Spider Living Between Us, India, 6:00, 2008
Pranay Limbu,
Forgive, Forget Not!, Nepal, 20:00, 2008
Holly Rodricks,
Partition, USA, 8:00, 2009
Ashim Halder Sagor,
Let's Drink, Bangladesh, 1:00, 2008

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: Khaldoon Ahmed,
The Art of Archery in East London, UK, 7:00, 2008.

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