Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolás Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot in New Delhi and Bangalore. The screening of the video will be accompanied by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers. Cherrie Moraga praises, “De Sidere 7 is a meditative inquiry of desire from the profound place of spirit. The ever-teacher, Lata Mani, suggests desire is not to be transcended but wholly embraced—as an embodied god, the black and white solitude of almost still photograph, a woman in (re)pose and dance. Grandi’s kaleidoscopic filmic work serves up a visual and aural feast that captures the lingering scent of such knowings within us.”
RSVPs not required.
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Nicolás Grandi is a filmmaker, arts educator, musician and sculptor from Buenos Aires.
Lata Mani is a Bangalore based feminist historian and cultural critic.