Priyanka Purty | April 09
The encyclopaedia of art is conspicuous by the absence of even a passing mention to several notable women artists… Although overshadowed by men, it has not stopped women from emerging from the darkness and creating and telling their stories… As millennial and Gen Z girls/women are taking an active part in today’s workforce and becoming independent breadwinners, the focus of creating content for predominant male audiences has improved to include women audiences, with focus on real, relatable storylines…
… There is much that can be learnt from female filmmakers of the classical era who were pioneers in film techniques. Emerging technologies allow young female filmmakers of today to experiment and radically push the boundaries. It has been more than a hundred years since the first film was made. With these fast-changing times, the possibility of inventing new narrative styles and ways of making films is in abundance. While a majority of the world focuses on recreating nostalgia and making film sequences, female filmmakers must make full use of the ample space and freedom to rethink ways of creating films, and reinventing cinema; because there simply are no rules…
… Women filmmakers have the liberty to not only challenge the status quo but, as history has proved, to also bring a unique and rare perspective to cinema; which is what this art form is all about… Women must make the best of this golden age with its dream-like opportunities and must stake claim to their place in the history of cinema.
Devdutt Trivedi | April 04
The Bauhausian concerns of the film are such that the materiality of the image is more important than its crystalline form so that the denotations of Le Corbusier’s architecture either break into surficial perception (Deleuze’s liquid perception) or directly show the source of light (represented through the sun itself entering the composition of the shot). The smooth version of the space finds its denotational culmination in the shot of the waves, whereas the smooth and the striated find their middle point (or rhizome) in the sequence with the spiral staircase. This spiral is nothing but an icon for consciousness itself…
… In the final shot, the Dalit rhythm creates a microcinema in which movement is extracted from matter, and representation is taken outside the domain of intentionality.
Joy Bimal Roy | April 28
All Ma had wanted was an exhibition of her photographs (she was one of India’s earliest known women photographers) and despite my best efforts I had not been able to organize a show till then. And I had no idea when that exhibition would become a reality… What could be a more fitting tribute than a piece of sculpture by the sea on the Bandra Promenade?
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