Name/Artist Nick: Santasil Mallik/ Hyash Tanmoy Personal URL (optional): @santasilmallik @zerodegreearts Country: India Work title/duration: 13' Year/country when/where it was made: 2019/ India Short description (1 sentence): "A story? No, no stories. Never again" Explication (no more than 600 words): Farrago is an unkempt diary that generates a stream of audio-visual dissonance without an attempt to resolve it. While some parts of the varied montage traverse along with contemporary political issues, other parts blend fictional and documentary narratives to spawn a meaningless tale of a city and its fathomless vigor. This film failingly tries to construct a narrative out of small, disjointed and unassociated clips; yet, this failure itself is imbued with sporadic instances of political statements. CV (optional): Santasil Mallik is a visual artist and researcher interested in the literary associations of visual signification. Through his practice, he seeks to reflect on the contemporary political landscape and its representational limits in different aesthetic regimes. His film, Farrago (2019) has been screened and awarded in various art programmes across the globe including VideoEx, Laceno D'Oro, Llawn Festival, Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão, etc. Currently, he is pursuing his research on Literary Visualities at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. // Hyash Tanmoy identifies himself as a filmmaker, trans-disciplinary thinker/ researcher. His majors are surrounded by new media, cinema, fashion, photography, research, and archival management, curating, and idealization. His interest in global politics, international relations, and human conscience aligned with his self-taught process of studying Contemporary & Comparative arts and literature. His films and projects have been exhibited, critically acclaimed, and honored in more than 70 festivals around the world. He is working on the process of improvement in cinematic movement, forms, and artistic empowerment through his research-oriented art and multidisciplinary institution. Links to your works or any promo that you would like to share (optional): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HoSr9Xfw9k&t=33s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aHQDRsBc20&t=2s How you know about the festival: Facebook
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