Monitor 9

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2013, 53:30 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.08

Monitor 9 is a unique platform for independent work that brings together poignant films and videos that explore bodies in flow. Programmer Nahed Mansour, employs the notion of global flows, through which the artists negotiate various mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, ethnoscapes and ideoscapes in their work.

Monitor 9 was curated by Nahed Mansour and first shown March 14, 2013 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario.


Jude Anogwih,
Passivity From Passivus, Nigeria, 2:18, 2012
Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan,
Buy This (V3), UK, 6:20, 2012
soJin Chun,
Treasure Hill Camouflage, Canada, 2:00, 2012
Ashim Halder Sagor,
Desire, Bangladesh, 1:34, 2011
Taiki Sakpisit,
A Ripe Volcano, Thailand, 15:00, 2011
Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee,
Ink, India, 1:54, 2010
Nguyen Tan Hoang,
Look_Im_Azn, USA, 5:35, 2011
Elisha Lim,
Coming Out, Canada, 2:43, 2012
Shreyasi Kar,
City Beyond, India, 10:57, 2011
Ahmed Faizan Naveed,
Reality Dysfunctioned, Pakistan, 1:57, 2011
Pavitra Wickramasinghe,
Last Syllable of Time, Canada, 3:20, 2012

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: Pavitra Wickramasinghe,
Last Syllable of Time, Canada, 3:20, 2012.

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