Monitor 9 on Tour: Mississauga
SAVAC and the Art Gallery of Mississauga are proud to present
Monitor 9: New South Asian Short Film + Video as part of Bollywood Monster Mashup
Curated by Nahed Mansour
24 August 2013
5pm - Reception at the AGM (300 City Centre Dr.)
6pm - Monitor 9 screening at the Noel Ryan Auditorium,
Central Library (across Celebration Square from the AGM)
Featuring works by:
Jude Anogwih (Nigeria)
Kuljit Choohan (UK)
soJin Chun (Canada)
Ashim Haldar Sagor (Bangladesh)
Taiki Sakpisit (Thailand)
Smriti Mehra & Matt Lee (India)
Nguyen Tan Hoang (USA)
Elisha Lim (Canada)
Shreyasi Kar (India)
Ahmed Faisal Naveed (Pakistan)
Pavitra Wickramasinghe (Canada).
In its 9th year, Monitor 9: New South Asian Short Film and Video is an annual short film and video screening program that showcases new and innovative work by artists from Canada and internationally. Monitor 9 is a unique platform for independent work that brings together poignant films and videos that explore bodies in flow. Curator, Nahed Mansour, employs the notion of global flows, through which the artists negotiate various mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, ethnoscapes and ideoscapes in their work. "The images depicted inStreams, Torrents, and Waves share a familiarity with histories of colonial and imperial rule, gesturing to artists who find fuel in past and present horrors to create alternate readings of the personal, political and geographic spaces they choose to, or are forced to, inhabit," states Mansour in her curatorial essay.
Nahed Mansour is based in Toronto. She holds an MFA from Concordia University and currently is the Director of the Mayworks Festival. Monitor 9 jury members include Renata Mohammed, Rehab Nazzal & Alexis Mitchell.
Highlights of Monitor 9 include Pavitra Wickramasinghe's Last Syllable of Time (Canada, 2012) which was shot in Sri Lanka in January 2011, depicting the way people keep moving forward despite the horrors of nature and man, though there remain traces of past destructions.
Taiki Sakpisit's A Ripe Volcano (Thailand, 2011) is an allegorical revelation built around the recollection of human experience and shifts through the mental space distilled from the possessed memory of wounded time.
Shreyasi Kar's City Beyond (India, 2011) is a film that speculates about the lives led by inhabitants of a submerged civilization. The images are of Bangalore city obtained through pinhole cameras made from matchboxes, paan masala boxes and cookie tins.
For more about the Monitor 9 program, click here