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ujjwal kanishka utkarsh
Am currently working on a long term artistic research project, titled 'the revolution is everyday'. This is the trailer of a film being worked on, in that project. The project also has its own website at:
Gouri Lankesh, a senior journalist based in Karnataka, was killed which caused a wave of protests around the state and in the India. These images are from a protest in Bangalore. The Indian state has been cracking it's whips down on activists and journalists and on people who have anything to say against the state. These images are from a protest in Bangalore.
some updates here
I am bad at updating this, but some of the things i have been doing...
Screening: Kaggantu@ Worker's Film Festival, Madurai. 14th May 2023.
Screenings of Chalo Una at CITU sangharsh karyalaya, Bombay, and by Periyar Ambedkar Circle in IIT Bombay
Conducted a workshop at the photography department at NID Ahmedabad (india) regarding Video Arts
Conducted a five day workshop at Parul University, Baroda
Published an article in the PARSE journal, Violence: Aesthetics Edition.
2022.Screening of 'Chalo Una' at Madurai Intl Film festival 2022, Tamil Nadu, India
Presented at SAR Conference 2022, Weimar.
Presented at a conference in the Latvian Academy of Music, Riga, Latvia 2022
Screening of 'Chalo Una' at Recontrens Internationales Paris/Berlin 2022
Screening of 'Chalo Una' at Signs Intl Film festival 2022, kerala, India
Presented Special Service at the PARSE Conference 2021
Exhibiting a new piece 'in and through its ruins' at Thickets of Time exhibition organized by the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Oct 2021- Jan 2022.
‘the silent concert’ to be screened at Insight Haiku Film Festival 2021, Palakkad, Kerala.
Participated in Nida Doctoral Shcool organized by Nida Art Colony (vilnius academy of art), Lithuania.
Presented ‘the gaze as a protest’ at SAR conference 2021 care/share/dare - online
Published an article ‘?observar una protesta como forma de protesta?’ (in spanish) in the fractal journal, edition number 98.
Special Service screened at K. R. Mohanan International Documentary Film Festival 2021.
Special Service screening at Tamil Nadu Internationl Film Festival 2020 - Conducted OnlineFilm Appreciation module for the foundation students at National Institute of Design Haryana, India - Conducted online.Mini Defensio presentation of the PhD-in-practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna - Conducted online.
Liberal Arts module on 'Approaches to Indian Society' at National Institute of Design Haryana, India - Conducted online.
In preparation of Noa and Snow - result of a collaboration with AliX Eynaudi on her artistic research project 'Noa and Snow'.
Film Appreciation Workshop at National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, India.
Script Writing Workshop at Aram, Coimbatore, India.Lecture Performance at Radical Film Network Meeting on May 3rd at 11:30 AM in Berlin, Germany.
well, there are things that happened which I haven't updated here, but the major one being I having started PhD-in-practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria from October 2018. And of course then transitioning into Vienna, which maybe is happening now.
ee toh sona chhe (this is like gold only @Chennai documentary and Short film Festival, Chennai, TN April 15th onware ee toh sona chhe (this is like gold only @Social Justice Film Festival, Patna, Bihar Feb 2018
ee toh sona chhe (this is like gold only @Signs Film Festival, Kochi, Kerala - September 26th to 30th 2017
Special Service @Signs Film Festival, Kochi, Kerala - September 26th to 30th 2017
Special Service @ Vibgyor Film Festival, Trichur, Kerala - August 23-26th 2017
Special Service @ Kochi Muziris Biennial - Srishti Outpost Collateral Video VorteX X! - Kochi - February 23rd to February 28th 2017Special Service @ Presence in Absence - Venkatappa Art Gallery - January 12th to 15th 2017.
Screening of Ek Chot ka Malik (Master of the stroke) at IIHS - Dcember 16th 2016
Quit Srishti Academy of Arts, Design & Technology.Screening of Ek Chot ka Malik (Master of the stroke) at Open Frame 2016.Television premiere of Ek Chot ka Malik (Master of the stroke) on Doordarshan.
Joined Srishti Academy of Arts, Design & Technology as a full time faculty.. Shifting cities.. Bangalore, yay!!!Script writing workshop at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Leaving State Institute of Film & Television, Rohtak.. finally.. after a long almost three year spellWrote another article - around a Kieslowski short film - UrzadScript writing workshop at State Institute of Film & Television
Conducted Elements of Direction course at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Screening of Purna Virama at the Film South Asia 2013, Kathmandu on October 2nd 2013 as part of the package from Alpavirama.
Demonstrative script to screen workshop at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad from 19th August to 30th August 2013. Screening of Purna Virama by IDPA in Bombay on 18th August 2013.
Desires without Destiny (Désirs sans destin) : eXhibition in Geneva from May 21st to May 31st.