Through the Window

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English (subtitled), 30 min, 1993, India

Bhagwan Chavan is a non-figurative artist, who hails from Maharashtra and lives in Chennai. He does an abstract painting on a large canvas for 3 days, in Kala Mela, an art festival at the Museum complex in Chennai. The filmmaker tries to enter into a dialogue of non figuration and abstraction with the painter vis-a-vis filmmaking. He completes the painting at the festival, but after a gap of 8 months, the artist suddenly decides to rework the same painting at his studio and totally changes it. This activity coincides with a major earthquake near his hometown in Maharashtra and he titles the canvas, 'Earthquake at Khillari'. The film too changes, along with the canvas.

 
Producer:
R. V. Ramani
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
R. V. Ramani, Sashikanth
Editing:
Guhan, R. V. Ramani