Made in India
Indian Short Creative Videoworks
MadLab, 4 November 2010
This was a selection of videos to showcase the Asia Triennial Manchester, which will take place during October and November 2011.
Two works in particular stood out for me.
‘It’s a human relations thing’ by Alana Victoria Hunt was hilarious and it will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever shared a house with anti-social (unsanitary, stupid, feral…) neighbours. Invigorating invective.
By contrast, Parthiv Shah’s ‘Barbed wires and beautiful skies: Looking at Kashmir in frames’, while transporting, was quite sombre in places. Among the images presented were a border crossing, armed Indian soldiers, a view of a Mosque seen through barbed wire, derelict buildings. Yet also a field of flowers of many colours. Kashmir is a beautiful land whose misfortune is its strategic importance, so-called.
The exhibition has only a short run and closes today at 5pm. Details here.