Film - Short | September 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Continuing the exploration begun in "Nainsukh," these three shorts see Amit Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his descendants work. "Gita Govinda" stays closest to the paintings themselves, employing audio cues and a virtuosic collage style to bring the dynamic compositions by "Nainsukhs" artistic heirs to life. "Field-Trip" follows scholar B. N. Goswamy as he tracks down contemporary vestiges of Nainsukhs lineage. "Scenes from a Sketchbook" takes multiple stabs at dramatizing the paintings, playfully evoking the quixotic nature of Duttas enterprise as well as "Nainsukhs" own habit of leaving traces of his process in the completed work.
The screening will be introduced by Robert Del Bontà, the guest curator of the BAMPFA exhibition "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting."