IFA@Bangalore: Afterthoughts of the Novel: Presentations on Animation & the Graphic Novel | August 31, 2017

We are delighted to invite you to Afterthoughts of the Novel, an evening of presentations by our grantees Dhruv JaniAvik Mukhopadhayay and Madhuja Mukherjee on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 07:30 PM onwardsThe Park, Bangalore.

Dhruv received a grant to push the boundaries of both literary fiction and interactive games, through the construction of a narrative called Somewhere, set in an imaginary location called Kayamgadh. Drawing from interactive games and literary fiction the project will push the reader to navigate the environment, creating their own unique engagements with Somewhere. Dhruv will talk about his experiences of creating this game environment and writing the narrative of Somewhere.

Avik and Madhuja received a grant to create multiple artistic interpretations of Lubdhak, a novel by the Bengali author Nabarun Bhattacharya. Set in a dystopic Kolkata, their work brings alive the protagonists of the novel – dogs, and their struggle for survival - through a stop-motion animation film and a graphic novel. Avik and Madhuja will present their processes of writing the graphic novel, which serves as a script of the film, and making a short pilot of the film.

Afterthoughts of the Novel
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 07:30 PM | Oak Room, The Park
No 14/7, MG Road, Bangalore

Please note that while entry to the event is free we do request you to RSVP for the event by writing to menaka@indiaifa.org

Dhruv Jani is a game designer who has worked as a researcher for Tajgunj, at the National Institute of Design, and was a participant at Of Games: Theatre in Code, a residency at Khoj International Artists Association, Delhi. He is the co-founder of the collaborative - Studio Oleomingus, and his work has been featured in popular gaming webzines like Rock Paper Shotgun, Intel IQ, PC Gamer and Kill Screen.

Avik Mukhopadhayay is a three-time National Award winning cinematographer and director. His film credits include Aantohin, Bhalo Theko, Pathal Ghar, Raincoat, Last Lear, Bunty aur Babli and many more. He formed the independent artists' group 'Eclectic Crew', with eminent painters and filmmakers, to create experimental video art. He has also shot several hundred commercials.

Madhuja Mukherjee is a graphic artist, writer, filmmaker and researcher. She is an associate professor at the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her research interests span the Indian film industry, database building, technology, and archival projects. Madhuja has presented on her artistic and academic work across the globe.

These projects received grants from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme, with support from Technicolor India.