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  • Listenings at a border

    STUDIO21 cordially invites you to the

    Listenings at a border

    by

    Gilles Aubry, Robert Millis and

    Moushumi Bhowmik (Travelling Archive)

    Followed by a conversation

    on

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    from 5:30 p.m

    Looking forward to your active participation.

    Manas Acharya(Curator-Coordinator)
    Studio 21
    17L, Dover Terrace ,Kolkata 700 019, Tel:2486 6735,
    e-mail : studio21.gallery@gmail.com
    website: www.studio21kolkata.com

    Listenings at a Border
    Presentation and listening session at Studio 21 by Gilles Aubry, Robert Millis and Moushumi Bhowmik (Travelling Archive)
    Following their collaborative research trip at the Indian-Bangladesh border in the Sylhet area in North-East India, the artists will present a selection of sound recordings and discuss the complexities of their sound based approach to the region. This includes the many voices, languages, songs and memories of culturally diverse populations, as well as acoustic traces of the many ideologies which have been successively imposed on them: colonialism, Christianity, Indian nationalism, Khasi culture revivalism and neo-capitalist globalization.
    Recordings will be presented and the audience is invited to give their reactions and thoughts. Listening, recording and archiving strategies will be discussed, as well as their possibilities and limitations.
    Robert Millis is a sound artist and musician from the USA, a specialist in the era of early recording and 78rpm shellac records. http://robertmillis.net
    Giles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist ans researcher based in Berlin. His practice is based on an auditory approach of the real, informed by researches on cultural, material and historical aspects of sound production. www.earpolitics.net
    The Travelling Archive is a field recordings-based project in ethnomusicological research in Bengal, including Bangladesh, parts of eastern India and also the Bengali diaspora in and around London, Moushumi Bhowmik, singer and writer and Sukanta Majumdar, sound recordist, have been running this project since 2003. www.thetravellingarchive.org.
    Project funded by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council

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  • 2nd Little Cinema

    STUDIO21 cordially invites you to the

    ‘2nd Little Cinema International Festival for Experimental Films and Media Arts, 2015’

    3-9 December 2015

    This program is organized by
    TENT(Theatre for Experiments in New Technologies)
    in collaboration with
    Studio 21 kolkata, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata,
    India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore,
    Unbound Studio, Pune and Difference Screen, UK.
    Looking forward to your active participation.

    Manas Acharya(Curator-Coordinator)
    Studio 21
    17L, Dover Terrace ,Kolkata 700 019, Tel:2486 6735,
    e-mail : studio21.gallery@gmail.com
    website: www.studio21kolkata.com

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  • ALIVE

    STUDIO21 cordially invites you to a screening of the cineplay

    ALIVE

    by

    Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya & Adreeta Roshni Chatterjee
    Followed by a conversation with Madhuja Mukherjee

    on

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    from 5:30 p.m
    Looking forward to your active participation.

    Manas Acharya(Curator-Coordinator)
    Studio 21
    17L, Dover Terrace ,Kolkata 700 019, Tel:2486 6735,
    e-mail : studio21.gallery@gmail.com
    website: www.studio21kolkata.com

    Synopsis
    On 9 March 1973, while out walking in Milan, theatre artist Franca Rame was pushed into the back of a van by a group of five men, then raped and tortured. Franca Rame took two years to recuperate ,and finally she presented “ LO STUPRO” –“My Voice is Gone” where she put across her experience on the ill fated night…Through “ My Voice is Gone” she found her voice to reach out to people across the world
    A childhood victim of rape, Maya Angelou broke through silence and shame and became one of the most popular writers in the history of America
    “Alive “—a cineplay is a fusion of Franca Rame’s “My Voice is Gone” and Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” The protagonist here drifts between her present and past experience of rape but remains faithful to the voice of humanity.
    ALIVE is produced bt Mishhmashh Productions.Mishhmashh Production was formed by two friends Adreeta Roshni Chatterjee and Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya
    Adreeta Roshni Chatterjee, has been been doing professional theatre and youth theatre since 2010.An actress who has performed in National School of Drama and various festivals across the country have debuted as a director in Mishhmashh’ first production “Alive”
    Her various work include Laal Baksho directed by Sohag Sen,Aamio Superman by Jayati Bose,Kharratey a short film produced by SRFTI and various forms of street theatre.
    Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya has been working with theatre,films and television for the last 7 years.She is also a panelist with various NGOs working on women empowerment and rights. With her exposure to various mediums she brings to Mishhmashh her experience and her vision to make a difference to lives .
    Her work include Proti Chhoy Second,Shirir Neeche,Laal Baksho directed by Sohag Sen,Aamio Superman by Jayati Bose and semi fiction Joto Hashi toto Ranna produced by Star Jalsha.
    Together they have come with” Alive” which is a voce of life for various women who have been subverted ,crushed but always wanted to believe in themselves-always wanted to be “ALIVE”
    Madhuja Mukherjee is an inter-media artist who researches and writes on Indian cinema, as well as makes experimental films, creates graphic narratives and executes media installations. Currently, she teaches in the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and is the Joint Coordinator of the Media Lab Project, Dept. of Film Studies. Mukherjee is the founder member of TENT (theatre for experiments in new technologies), Kolkata. She has authored books on Indian film histories and her first feature film Carnival (2011) along with her media installation Crumbled Papers, Fragments of Cinema, were shown at the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2012.