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Prof. Monteiro and Prof. Jayasankar, School of Media and Cultural Studies are invited artists at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

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Prof. Monteiro and Prof. Jayasankar, School of Media and Cultural Studies are invited artists at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 features an installation based on the film Saacha - The Loom (by Prof. Anjali Monteiro and Prof. KP Jayasankar, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS).The core of the installation is the film Saacha, which will run at the hour, everyday, between Dec 12, 2018 and March 29, 2019.

More information:  http://www.monteiro-jayasankar.com/films/2001/saacha.html

Synopsis: The fabric of the city emerged from the warp and weft of diverse threads, from the labour of migrant communities that made Bombay/Mumbai their own. The cotton mills and the proletariat that worked in them were central to the creation of the city. Through the poetry of Narayan Surve, the paintings of Sudhir Patwardhan, the music of the Shahir Amar Shaikh Cultural Troupe and the filmmakers' images of a precarious yet resilient space, Saacha chronicles the changing life and times of a city that was once the hub of the working class movement in India. Weaving together poetry and paintings with memories of the city, the film explores the politics of representation, the relevance of art in the contemporary social milieu, the dilemmas of the left and the trade union movement and the changing face of a huge metropolis.