Monitor 7

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2011, 85:11 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.06

Monitor 7 brings together 12 new works by artists from Bangladesh, Canada, India, Pakistan, UK and USA that explore the relationship between everyday objects and the moving image in our rapidly changing global society. The films and videos included in Monitor 7 use playful, personal and satirical strategies of coping with shrinking public space and the proliferation of borders and economic disparities.

Monitor 7 was curated by Ayesha Hameed and first shown March 24, 2011 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario.


Sharmila Samant,
The Dilemma, India, 5:00, 2009
Asim Waqif,
An Experiment on MG Road, India, 6:37, 2010
Smriti Mehra, Tahireh Lal,
Tade, India/Canada, 8:30, 2010
Md Hasan Morshed,
Protocol, Bangladesh, 1:00, 2010
Shereen Soliman,
Capsule, Canada, 5:30, 2010
Vivek Shraya,
Seeking Single White Male, Canada, 1:00, 2010
The Torontonians,
How to be a Brown Teen, Canada, 7:35, 2010
Nabil Ahmed,
What is the Weight of the Moon, UK, 12:00, 2010
Ambereen Siddiqui,
Lying in Wait, Canada, 3:40, 2010
Nahed Mansour,
Measuring, Canada, 3:47, 2009
Karen Mirza, Brad Butler,
The Exception to the Rule, UK, 37:00, 2010
Jane Chang Mi,
No Title, USA, 1:32, 2010

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: Smriti Mehra and Tahireh Lal,
Tade, India/Canada, 8:30, 2010.

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