Ticket - Sarson Ka Saag / And sometimes, she loved me too - Film Screening - Oct 14th - 6PM to 6:45PM
About the Artist
Karan is a filmmaker, arts enabler and founder at Harkat Studios; an interdisciplinary arts studio, film lab and alternative performance space based in Mumbai. His work involves working with his hands, making films, installations and devising new ways of seeing.
About the Films
1. Sarson ka Saag
A mother’s voice guides her son’s hands through the making of a popular Punjabi delicacy called ‘Sarson Ka Saag’, meaning Mustard Greens. This is him imitating his mother’s movements; his childhood observations of her over the kitchen slab, of attempting to inherit broken pieces of a partitioned culture. It’s a relationship maintained over audio notes and some shreds of fond memories. Made on b/w 16mm film, the film uses mustard and spices in its developing process. Physical testaments of mustard leaves and stains from spices form a gastronomical archive.
2. And sometimes, she loved me too
The film explores the melancholia of objects left behind by lovers after the demise of their relationship. A soundscape of memories breathes life to these belongings, giving us an insight into the bitter-sweet experiences shared by them. Having inhabited the same space as the couple, we find that a macro exploration of these ordinary objects, helps us thread together the slow degradation of their companionship.The film chronicles the beauty and tragedy that is love. The ephemeral is revealed to us through the mundane. The narrative is a patchwork of intimate moments, which while personal are also universal. This allows the viewer to project their own memories & associations, creating a sort of palimpsest. The work gets its inspiration from Object Theater and the filmmaker's curatorial experience with the contemporary art exhibit 'The Museum of Ordinary Objects'.