Explore Mars: Screening of The Common Task | Visvesvaraya Museum | December 03, 2016

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
in collaboration with
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
invites you to a screening of
The Common Task
a film by Pallavi Paul & Sahej Rahal

Duration: 52 mins | Language: English
Saturday | December 03, 2016 | 06:00 PM
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Kasturba Road, Bangalore - 560001
Contact: 080 2286 6200

Explore Mars with IFA!

Join us on Saturday, December 03, 2016 at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum for an evening looking at the many ways in which Mars has captured our imagination.

IFA is excited to bring to Bangalore a screening of The Common Task, an experimental HD video film on the Mars One project, by artists Pallavi Paul and Sahej Rahal.

The evening will begin with a 3-Dimensional tour of the fascinating contours of Mars at Science On a Sphere, a global display system at the Museum with video projections of planetary data. A screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the people behind the lens, Pallavi and Sahej. The exciting evening will draw to a close under the stars, observing Mars through a telescope!

06:00 PM – Science On A Sphere – Refreshments followed by a virtual tour of Mars

06:30 PM – Film Screening – Screening of The Common Task followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Pallavi Paul and Sahej Rahal

08:00 PM onwards – Sky Watch - View Mars through a telescope [SUBJECT TO CLEAR SKIES]

The Common Task is about the proposition of a one-way trip to Mars, and explores the philosophical possibilities of interplanetary travel. Woven around the stories of two applicants who want to make this journey, the film includes scientific reports, plans, charts, and personal journals, interspersed with interviews with future astronauts.

Science On a Sphere is a room-sized, global display system that uses computers to project planetary data onto a suspended sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. The show on Mars, with a duration of 10-15 minutes, will also talk about India’s mission to Mars, Mangalyan.

Pallavi Paul is a visual artist, filmmaker and scholar from Delhi. After her Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Milia Islamia and MPhil in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she is currently pursuing her PhD from the same department.

Sahej Rahal completed his BFA from Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts and Crafts, Mumbai. He works with sculpture, video and performance art.

Pallavi and Sahej received a grant under the Arts Practice programme of India Foundation for the Arts, with support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT).

This grant showcase was made possible with support from Titan Company Limited.