Monitor 8

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2012, 76:36 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.07

Monitor 8 is a unique platform for independent work that brings together poignant films and videos that explore the ways in which human bodies interact with the rapid industrialization and mechanization of South Asian cities. The works in Monitor 8 employ architectural assemblages of the changing South Asian landscape impacting the bodies that locate themselves within that space.

Monitor 8 was curated by Jacob Korczynski and first shown March 22, 2012 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario.


Promotesh Das Pulak,
Echoed Moments in Time, Bangladesh, Digital Still, 2011
Kitsum Cheng,
Delta: My Lovely Tidings, A, Canada, 5:53, 2011
Ekta Mittal, Yashaswini Raghunandan,
In_Transcience, India, 26:30, 2011
Tahireh Lal,
Silence Elsewhere, India, 1:28, 2010
Panchal Mansram,
Rear View Mirror, Canada, 12:50, 1977/2011
Sukanya Ghosh,
Isolation of Pectoralis Major (Version 2), India, 2:03, 2010
Natasha Mendonca,
Jan Villa, India, 20:00, 2010
Ashiq Khondker,
Blind Film, Netherlands, 5:05, 2010
Tal Amiran,
Facades, UK, 2:47, 2009

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: Ekta Mittal and Yashaswini Raghunandan,
In_Transcience, India, 26:30, 2011.

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