Nina Sugati is an experimental filmmaker of great renown. She was briefly associated with Padamsee’s Vision Exchange Workshop. The three exceptional experimental films which she made while a student at Cal Arts in the early 1970s were shown for the first time in four decades in ‘Zigzag Afterlives: Film Experiments from the 1960s and 1970s in India’, a film cycle curated by Nancy Adajania for the Camden Art Centre, London, 2020. In 1975, Sugati’s experimental film ‘Chhatrabhang’ went on to win the first International FIPRESCI Critics Award for an Indian film at the 1976 Berlinale.
In the spirit of experimentation and collaboration, Akbar Padamsee set up VIEW, the ‘Vision Exchange Workshop’ at his Napean Sea Road apartment between 1969 - 1972. VIEW provided a space with equipment and resources where participants across disciplines including artists,…MORE DETAILS