IFA Film Screening: A Gathering at the Carnival Shop | September 23, 2015 | Project 88, Mumbai

India Foundation for the Arts
in association with
Project 88
invites you to a screening of
A Gathering at the Carnival Shop
A short film by Mochu, inspired by the work of artist K Ramanujam (35 minutes)
Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 06:30 PM | Project 88 (Mumbai)
BMP Building, Ground Floor, Narayan A Sawant Rd, Colaba, Mumbai

An early morning in 1973……
Somewhere close to the sea.

The artist Ramanujam transforms into a black dog……
And disappears into the canvas.

Many speculations follow, on images, immortality and dreams. K Ramanujam's fantasy landscapes constantly juxtapose the real and the surreal. A Gathering at the Carnival Shop, a film by Mochu, attempts to recapture this imaginative space.

The film explores the pen and ink drawings of Ramanujam from the perspective of a viewer. Interweaving anecdotes of the artist's life with work from his collection, the film provides an intriguing glimpse into Ramanujam's world.

Ramanujam lived and worked at the Cholamandal Artists' Village in Chennai, situated along the south-eastern coast of India. The Village sought to bring together community living and contemporary art for the first time in the country. The realisation of a radical dream, it was set up in 1966 by a group of young artists from The Madras College of Art, under the guidance of their facilitator, K C S Panicker. The work produced by the artists significantly contributed to The Madras Movement of Art.

The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Mochu is a filmmaker and artist, trained in film and video from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

Mochu received a grant for this project from IFA under its Arts Research and Documentation Programme.

Entry is free!

For any queries, please write to Joyce at joyce@indiaifa.org

Grant showcases of India Foundation for the Arts in Mumbai for 2015 are supported by Bajaj Group.