Miniature Portraits: Bangalore-Bengaluru

A collection of short animated documentaries looking at the current cultural, sociopolitical and psychological mindset of Bangalore through the portrayal of personal narrative.

"Bangalore has grown so much over the years. It is known as the silicon-valley of India, and it is expanding every minute. In the past people used miniature portraits as micro images which were kept as a remembrance for a loved one. A portrait is a depiction of things not only the way they are but the way they look to the maker. Our films are a portrait of our experiences and curiosities. The artists each worked on a quirk of Bangalore that stuck with them.

One one side we looked at the concept of communication shows up heavily in sign boards where so much information is lost in translation. Language plays a big role in the shaping of a city, Bangalore has been in conflict over language for a long time, and it has become more than just communication.

On another side we explored as people traverse through the ever-changing city while travelling through time, no one commuter is the same at the end of his/her journey as they were at the start of it.

Then we dwelled into how the changing foodscape of Bangalore acts like a mirror for the growing population and diversity of the city.

And at last as we look around at the metropolitan city, bookshops around and inside the corners and ends of streets are wavering to obscurity. They remain only through nostalgia and fading memories, withstanding all kinds of cultural trends and modern businesses.

Using animated documentaries as our medium we have explored multiple facets of Bangalore that continue to affect us as migrants and as locals."

Under the guidance of Kim Noce and Shradha Jain, the students interviewed the locals capturing the continuously changing nature of the city whilst animating the intrinsic materials of the landscape through stop motion, cut out, pixilation and draw animation. Street food, old books, commuters bags, and signage come to life to map and playfully narrate the continuous evolution of Bangalore/Bengaluru.

The films screened at Rajajinagar on 21/22 December 2019 as part of Srishti Live 2019, showcasing across multiple venues Dec 19-22 #SrishtiInterim2019 #srishtilive2019#srishtiinterlude #srishtiinterim#srishtiartdesign #festivalofideas#festivalofperformance #nsd #bmrcl#srishtin6 #srishtn5
#miniatureportraits #banagalorebengaluru @srishtiartdesign @SrishtiArtDes @artintransit_bangalore

View online at vimeopro.com/maalcc/bangalore-bengaluru

Visions of a memoir

Title A memoir

Artists Pooja Proach, Ananya Shenoy, Saniya Ray, Nivedita Bhalerao, Varun Balasubramani, Mehaa Chakrabarti

Synopsis: The experience of being surrounded by books and focus on the emotional aspect of the bookstores of Bangalore.

Description: A bridge between the exterior and interiority of the life cycle of a book and Bangalore.
In the past, bookshops were the prime source of knowledge but now is slowly dying out as a local business and in our culture of extraction. We seek to relay the loss of reading and preserving history in our film through the lens of a merciless being called "Time".

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Title: A memoir

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Synopsis : The experience of being surrounded by books and focus on the emotional aspect of the bookstores of Bangalore.

Twitter/Instagram Blurb: The experience of being surrounded by books and focus on the emotional aspect of the bookstores of Bangalore. The film is part of Srishti Live 2019, showcasing across multiple venues Dec 19-22 @srishtiartdesign @SrishtiArtDes @artintransit_bangalore #SrishtiInterim2019 #srishtilive2019 #srishtiinterlude #srishtiinterim #srishtiartdesign #festivalofideas #festivalofperformance #nsd #bmrcl#srishtin6 #srishtn5 #carryforward #miniatureportraits #banagalorebengaluru #amemoir #banagalorebengaluru

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The experience of being surrounded by books and focus on the emotional aspect of the bookstores of Bangalore. A bridge between the exterior and interiority of the life cycle of a book and Bangalore. In the past, bookshops were the prime source of knowledge but now is slowly dying out as a local business and in our culture of extraction. We seek to relay the loss of reading and preserving history in our film through the lens of a merciless being called "Time". The film is part of Srishti Live 2019, showcasing across multiple venues Dec 19-22 @srishtiartdesign @SrishtiArtDes @artintransit_bangalore #SrishtiInterim2019 #srishtilive2019 #srishtiinterlude #srishtiinterim #srishtiartdesign #festivalofideas #festivalofperformance #nsd #bmrcl#srishtin6 #srishtn5 #carryforward #miniatureportraits #banagalorebengaluru #amemoir #banagalorebengaluru

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Artist Pooja Proach, Ananya Shenoy, Saniya Ray, Nivedita Bhalerao, Varun Balasubramani, Mehaa Chakrabarti

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Pooja Proach
Ananya Shenoy
Saniya Ray
Nivedita Bhalerao
Varun Balasubramani
Mehaa Chakrabarti

Director statement The experience of being surrounded by books and focus on the emotional aspect of the bookstores of Bangalore. A bridge between the exterior and interiority of the life cycle of a book and Bangalore. In the past, bookshops were the prime source of knowledge but now is slowly dying out as a local business and in our culture of extraction. We seek to relay the loss of reading and preserving history in our film through the lens of a merciless being called "Time".

A filmic track representing the psychological dilemma of confrontation with the ultimate crossroads of the journey that festers within the familiar walls of an anachronistic Book store. A stuttering meditation on everything that is transient within the decaying confines of our modernistic refuge (contemporary existence)

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Size: 1920x1080 HD 16:9
Sound: Stereo

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