DISCIPLINE VISUAL ARTS
SPECIAL PROJECT CURATOR Harkat Studios
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Old GIM, Ribander
Seats Left: 96
Harkat Studios will conduct a five-day workshop preceding Serendipity Arts Festival, from 10 - 15 December 2019. The films produced by the participants during the workshop will be showcased as part of Harkat Studio's curated project India on Film, on 21 and 22 December 2019.
Presenting a case for 16mm film is akin to presenting a case for cinema itself. Everything from experimental film to cineme verite documentary to pornography were created on the medium. The digitalisation of cinema has led to 16mm film being pushed to the fringes of the artform. Despite this, the medium still holds a special place in the cinematic universe. Now existing outside the mainstream (if you don’t count Aronofosky’s Black Swan, Wes Anderson’s Beasts of the Southern Wild or Motwane’s Udaan), working on 16mm film allows for artistic freedom and experimentation. Engaging with it today represents more than just indulging in nostalgia. It represents a chance to explore an aesthetic that no other medium provides. And more so, to include the medium as part of your cinematic language.
Selected scripts from filmmakers will be aided by tools to make their own film on 16mm film. Curated by Harkat Studios, the production of five 1-minute silent 16mm films will be facilitated. Five selected participants will get 50 feet of 500T Kodak stock, a DOP, a 16mm camera, and processing and scanning, to make their masterpiece. The pieces will be exhibited at the festival on the closing day of the screening program.