MONITOR 15: Clearings in the Fog

Paribartana Mohanty, Rice Hunger Sorrow (still), 2021. Commissioned by VH AWARD of Hyundai Motor Group.

MONITOR 15: Clearings in the Fog

Curated by Faraz Anoushahpour

Toronto Premiere: 14 June 2023
Screening from 7:00-9:30pm at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St W)
After Party from 9:30pm-Late at Paupers Pub (across the street)
Free or by donation. Reserve tickets through Hot Docs’ website.

Featuring short films by
Mani Mazinani
Ali Satri Efendi
Abeer Khan
Nimisha Srivastava
Nada El-Omari
Paribartana Mohanty

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is thrilled to present the 15th edition of its experimental film and video program, MONITOR. Since 2005, MONITOR has initiated dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies, and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas.

In Clearings in the Fog, artists turn to their landscapes and bodies for resonance, reverberation, and echo. Through various forms and narrative structures, each film creates undulating relations that animate insides and outsides, subjects and objects, forms of sensing and sounding with worlds folding and unfolding. Sound and listening become central, guiding forces through the shifting temporalities of each piece as well as the program as a whole. In searching for clearings, we arrive at gestures that bring attention to the act of hearing, tensions between the audible and inaudible, and to what slips in and out of cycles of visual inscription and forms of witnessing.

Read artist and curator bios as well as film synopses on our website.

Accessibility: Films will include closed captioning. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is wheelchair accessible with an accessible washroom and space for mobility devices inside the theatre. There is a paid concessions stand and bar onsite. The balcony can only be accessed by stairs. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the theatre and will be provided at the door. There is space for social distancing within the theater. The after party will be on the second floor of Paupers Pub, accessed via stairs. Free finger foods will be served. Masks will be optional at the reception.

MONITOR 15 Tour:

23 June 2023 at Struts Gallery
7 Lorne St, Sackville, NB

24 June 2023 at Khyber, with Centre for Art Tapes
1880 Hollis St, Halifax, NS

14 July 2023 at Articule
6282 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC

Additional tour stops to be announced.

SAVAC acknowledges the support of its funders and all MONITOR 15 presenting partners.

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