Week 2

28 November to 4 December, 2021

Orbits of Desire

‘Orbits of Desire’ brings together video works that explore subjects of gender, relationships and performances that are circumscribed by bodily acts. The body is the medium through which we make memories or express our inner desires. What fragments of time become worthy of preserving, to what extent does one stretch limits of performativity, how do we inhabit memory and what are our limits of retention? These are questions that the videos in this section address. In the artists’ hands, the videos become sites of retention and release and effectively preserve the archives of our temporal bodies. In orchestrating strategic encounters with time, they allow us to rediscover our desires.


Abhishek Hazra
LAUGHING IN A SINE CURVE  04:52

Aditi Kulkarni & Payal Arya
MEMORY IS ALWAYS IN THE PERIPHERY 09.24

Amshu Chukki
DINNER PARTY 07.38

Anjana Kothamachu
NIR-ANJ-ANA 03.13

Anuradha Rudrapriya
SUBTLE RESISTANCE 13.16

Ayan Biswas
LIVING WITH THE LAST POTTERS OF LADAKH 10.00

Ayisha Abraham
AMNESIA 03.22

Ayisha Abraham
I SAW A GOD DANCE 06.48

Ayisha Abraham
STRAIGHT 8 16.52

Ayisha Abraham
YOU ARE HERE 06.20

Bharati Kapadia
FOR SAHBA 05.14

Gaura Singh
AN AFTERNOON AT THE GIRLS’ HOSTEL 03.49

Gayatri Kodikal
FISH LOVE 11.27

Khandakar Ohida
THE LAST DREAM I SAW 03.35

Khandakar Ohida
I WAS STILL SILENT 03.22

Khushbu Patel
FAILURE OF AN UNPLANNED  02.11

Kunatharaju Mrudula
STAIN 03.05

Kunatharaju Mrudula
STILL SMALL VOICE 01.00

Kunatharaju Mrudula
THE LAST SUNSET 01.40

Kunatharaju Mrudula
TRY…. TRY…. TRY…. 02.30

Kunatharaju Mrudula
WHELVE 02.00

Manmeet Devgun
AND WE BECAME ONE 02:07

Maya Krishna Rao
IT’S EASIER NOW 02.45

Monali Meher
THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE, IT IS A STATEMENT 01.00

Moonis Ahmad
ACCIDENTALLY MIRACULOUS LIVES 07.12

Murari Jha
THE LONGEST MARCH STRETCHED BODIES 04.24

Parashar Naik
DUSTBIN OF A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY 08.58

Sajid Wajid Shaikh
WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT STUPID MAN SUIT? 05.06

Sandeep T K
AND YOU TOLD ME 03.43

Shreya Menon
MY LOVE IN 200FT 02.14

Soghra Khurasani
I WANT TO LIVE 01.01

Sohrab Hura
BITTERSWEET 13.48

Sukanya Ghosh
ISOSCELES FOREST 03.00

Tallur L N
INTERFERENCE 04.00

concluding panel discussion with artists Moonis Ahmad and Tallur LN moderated by filmmaker Paromita Vohra
on 4 Dec 2012, 7:00 pm

Video links for this set shall be made available on the abovementioned dates.