Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting

Documentary Proof Which Leaves No Reason For Doubt

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Pallavi Paul leads a collaborative text reading and talks about her artistic practice.

The evening incorporates a participative performance: a collective reading, in morse, of the official file of a secret agent Noor Inayat Khan who worked for the SOE during WW2. The file has been reproduced on a 73-foot scroll—it hosts many provocations about the nature of history writing, story telling, time, and disappearance. The piece takes on a sculptural quality: it produces a sensation of being in a state of meditation and cacophony at once.

In her talk, Paul explores some of the philosophical ideas around formal non-fiction, cinema and the notions of truth. Drawing from a background of storytelling, filmmaking, and experimentation, her ideas push boundaries to explore new horizons and unravel new meanings and possibilities. For Pallavi, the medium of documentary becomes “resistance, possibility, a second horizon on which things can happen.”

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Publication Date

11-9-2017

Publisher

Rhode Island School of Design

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Keywords

Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting

Disciplines

Art Practice | Fine Arts | Other Film and Media Studies | Painting | Visual Studies

Documentary Proof Which Leaves No Reason For Doubt

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