Cut Into Time, India


Cut Into Time
Curated by Kanchi Mehta
A Translucent Video Art Initiative, India
from 12 march to 8 april 2015

“Time has been an irreplaceable illusion which we base our entire lives upon, and there are moments which urge us to wish we could cut into time and re-edit our stories.
The videos selected for this project are woven with undertones of the impact of time and how subtle, yet powerful its role is in our lives.
This project presents 10 video artists from India, who have excelled in this genre, and are diverse with the subject matter and expression.” Kanchi Mehta

Artists: Dheer Kaku, Anjana Chetty, Jehangir Jani, Yogesh Barwe, Amol Patil, Vaibhav Raj Shah, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Shweta Bhatad
Chameleon Art Projects is an initiative to encourage artistic practices across the globe through curated exhibitions, residencies, publications and artist management.

Kanchi Mehta, the Founder and Chief Curator of The Chameleon is an artist, with a Bachelors degree in Painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. After her Post Graduation in the History and Connoisseurship in Art from Christie’s Education, New York in 2005, she has dedicated her time into understanding the art industry by collaborating integrally with prominent galleries, fairs, artists, biennales, curators and collectors across the world.

The Chameleon was established in 2005, where all her projects were archived under one name, however, in November 2011, The Chameleon came into the forefront, converging all her experiences to empower the artistic community with an aim to establish stronger foundations for young and experimental artists. With a strong international program, the focus lies in encouraging inter-cultural exposure to the experimental artist.

“As an artist, I understand the psyche and the role of another artist. I can interpret the language and translate it to the audience. I look for aesthetic, originality, process, concept and above all, emotion. The project is for the artists and by the artists, and so it makes a perfect match.” -Kanchi Mehta

The Translucent Video Art Festival is an initiative by Chameleon Art Projects with its focus on experimental video / cinema from India. This festival aims at building a platform for video art in India, encouraging the practice and building a deeper and uncompromised understanding for it, especially for the emerging artists of the country.

The launch of its first edition in Goa, Translucent will take the form of an expanded event, screening over 50 videos / films, in conjunction to the exhibition, “Rebirth of Detail” curated by Kanchi Mehta at Sunaparanta Goa Centre for Arts, Panjim.