01 August 2022, 06:00 pm
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building


The festival presents films that looks closely at artful and critical engagements in video and moving images by Indian contemporary artists. Organised in collaboration with Video Art by Indian Contemporary Artists (VAICA), the festival is curated by Bharati Kapadia, Chandita Mukherjee and Anuj Daga; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum; and Comet Media Foundation, the festival is focuses on three themes – The Cartographies of Sensation; Peripheries of the Real; and Urban Heterotopias


Ayisha Abraham I saw a God dance 06.48
“The celebrated dancer Ram Gopal first came to me as an apparition from strips of 8 mm film that I found in a plastic bag outside an old house” says Ayisha Abraham of her work

Bharati Kapadia Playing with Danger 02.12
Danger has many faces, says Bharati Kapadia in this brief video. 

Sumakshi Singh Mapping the Memory Mandala 06.52
In Sumakshi Singh’s installations, environments are transformed into illusions, through time-lapse animations. Her works explore the bases of how we assign attention, construct meaning and perceive our realities within and without. 

Gigi Scaria Prisms of Perception 04.20
Gigi Scaria asserts that while claiming to live in contemporary times, we actually live deep inside in our own subjective worlds, seeing social ‘change’ only from our limited angles of view. 

Tallur L N Interference 04.00 
Tallur L N captures the dusting of an old carpet by hand in slow-motion. The work alludes to the sediment of time and the release of dust embedded under the surface of our dominant narratives, gives room for thought.

Sukanya Ghosh Isosceles Forest 03.00
Sukanya Ghosh creates an optical collage in this work. She says that “the overlapping and intermingling of images fading in and out of each other, seem to look for new propositions, following segmented routes as if seeking out the best possible path to freedom.”

Sohrab Hura The Lost Head & The Bird 10.12
Sohrab Hura takes us to a disorienting and absurd world, where the boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred. in this frightening fast-changing, post-truth world, actions are fuelled by appeals to emotions and facts are increasingly ignored.

Manjot Kaur Constant motion 07.40
This work of Manjot Kaur is conceived as an intervention between the microbial, biological, ecological and banal aspects of motion. Time and growth are the central ideas here.

Ashok Meena Opium 05.08
Set in a temple town, when large numbers of pilgrims have come to celebrate a festival, Ashok Meena takes us through the play of a riveting range of emotions.

Sanskriti Chattopadhyay Becoming Invisible 11.54
Sanskriti Chattopadhyay draws attention to the issue of the virtual footprints that we all leave behind on the internet. 

Vishal Kumaraswamy Swaayattate (Autonomy) 16.13
Vishal Kumaraswamy investigates the complex entanglements of the organic and synthetic worlds in this work drawing from critical reflections on surveillance and racist capitalism, and ethical concerns related to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence.