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KHOJ International Artists’ Association has been committed to build networks across South Asia for two decades. Given this engagement, KHOJ presented South Asian Visual Art Centre’s MONITOR 13: Dance on My Head and Scratch My Heart, co-curated by Canadian artist and filmmaker Sharlene Bamboat and Delhi-based filmmaker Priya Sen.

MONITOR is SAVAC’s longstanding experimental film and video program that holds a steady engagement with an international community of artists, curators, and critics, initiating dialogues around the shifting nature of politics, economies and landscapes through artists’ films. MONITOR 13 marks the third year that SAVAC invited a local curator to collaborate with an international curator.

MONITOR 13: Dance on My Head and Scratch My Heart invited the viewer to consider the indecipherable traces of the past. It was an invitation to dance to the meditative, moving images in the programme. Through letters, biographies, surfaces, sounds and architectures, the curators assembled films to gesture not only towards things lost and hidden along the way, but their connections to living and renewal.

Works on view:

Pictures of Departure, Faraz Anoushahpour & Parastoo Anoushahpour, 12 mins, 2018

Tell me the Story of All These Things, Rehana Zaman, 23 min, 2017

Shape of a Surface, Nazli Dinçel, 9 min, 2017

House of Women, Michelle Williams Gamaker, 14 min, 2017

Celestial Vault, August Fröhls, 8 min, 2017

Herat in my Head in my Heart, Weeda Azam, 2 min, 2016

were here, Oliver Husain, 13 min, 2017