Screening and discussion of ‘W1RK Field 0.25’ at Devi Art Foundation, 8th October 2012
WALA + Kush Badhwar hosted conversation and discussion on the first version of the film ‘We in One Room Kitchen Field’ (W1RKF) at Devi Art Foundation. This 20 minute long first version of the film used footages from a trip to Mumbai that Wala and Kush undertook together and accessed three spaces: the roof of a 28-storey Andheri apartment block, a hidden corner of Mahim Fort, and a river-bed of trash in Mankhurd. Each character converses from one of the three sites, adopting perspectives of development, history and waste from the spaces, and engaging in dialogue about the city.
The proposed film will grow through screenings, conversations and further shooting in different locations, which will be added back into the video before subsequent screenings. This project is part of ongoing Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition.
‘We in One Room Kitchen Field’, a WALA+Kush Badhwar’s Project at SARAI READER 09, 13th October 2012
‘W1RKF 0.75’ screening at SAVAC Monitor 10: South-Asian Experimental Film+Video
24 April 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Jackman Hall, AGO, 317 Dundas St. W , Toronto, Canada
Curated by Shai Heredia
For the last decade, Monitor: South Asian Experimental Film + Video has carved out a unique place in Canada. It has held a steady engagement with an international community of artists, curators and critics, and has initiated dialogues around the shifting nature of South Asian politics, economies and landscape through artists’ film and video.
We in a One Room Kitchen Field 0.75 (W1RKF 0.75)
WALA + Kush
India, 2013, video
We in a One Room Kitchen Field (W1RKF) 0.75 is a collaborative film project that hosts, produces, co-produces and relays conversations. Developed throughout the nine month Sarai Reader ‘09 exhibition, the project has emerged from the initiators’ engagement with the city through perspectives of history, development, trash, politics and mythology. The resulting version of the film involved shooting/conversing on a river bed of trash in Mankhurd, Mahim Fort, a rooftop of a 28 storey Andheri apartment block, the launch of the Aam Aadmi Party in New Delhi, and the site of Delhi’s announcement as capital on its 101st anniversary.