Monday, November 28, 2011
& THE EXPERIMENTA FILM SOCIETY PRESENT
The International Festival for Moving Image Art in India
November 30 – December 4, 2011
NGMA Bangalore, 7HS (Cook Town) and Jagaa Creative Common Ground
KHOJ International Artists' Association, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Anthology Film Archives, International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) & Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center (CFMDC)
EXPERIMENTA, India’s only film festival celebrating artists’ film and video continues to play an integral role in showcasing uncompromising, fresh and compelling moving image art from across the world.
EXPERIMENTA will host a retrospective of the cinema of Adolfas Mekas, the father of the western avant garde independent film movement, presented by his wife and collaborator Pola Chapelle Mekas. The Artist in focus programmes will showcase the 16mm films of avant garde feminist filmmaker Joyce Wieland from Canada, and the fantastical works of Toronto-based German-Indian artist Oliver Husain. The competition programme presents a fresh selection of international films and videos. Indian Sonic Research Organisation (ISRO) from Bangalore, alongwith artists ANYMA & Marc Duseiller from Switzerland, will conduct an open workshop on DIY Musical Instruments & Hacking Electronics, and will perform live with electronic music toys, creating visuals with the Videobass, a bass guitar that plays images instead of sounds.
For programmme details visit www.experimenta.in closer to the date
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Morning Show is an exhibition of Indian adult movie posters.
Traditional Bollywood posters have become cult design objects and are collected the world over. But there is a particular type of movie poster that is largely ignored and has an aesthetic of its own: adult movie posters. With a visual language that is at times daring, at times naïf, these posters echo the kitsch imagery of Indian movie posters – but they also represent sex, a subject that is particularly taboo in India despite its many religious manifestations.
An underground, thriving design form, adult movie posters address Indian culture's forbidden fantasies, bringing them to life through often bizarre titles and explicit visuals.
And while in the rest of the world Internet porn has killed adult movie cinema, in India it is still common to see groups of school students and men in shiny collar shirts and white suit-pants nonchalantly emerging from adult-only morning shows. In many cases, this represents the only form of eroticism in a situation where the joint family system makes a private life impossible.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The film was screened at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, 2011 in the Dimensions Mumbai category where it received special mention at the awards ceremony.