Time, Time Seminar, Time Studio, Uncategorized

04.04.2016

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We begin our last project for Time Seminar & Studio, our biggest project ever! Here is a brief to the project…

In the early years of an independent India, Indian cinema served as an expression of the creation of identities, of a way of speaking of the ‘ideal’ India – rural India as an expression of change, it spoke of diversity and religious identity and a way to explore the shifting nature of India’s ‘coming into her own’.

As time past, Bollywood, as it came to be known, took on new themes and ideas that left the farmer and the villages behind to explore the nature of the big city. The notions of the Indian identity began to change. Films stressed the need of two opposites – the hero and the villain, the mother and the mother-in-law, the lover and the destroyer. These polarities soon began to change and Bollywood began to look at the Indian identity in relation not the world as participating in change.

This final project is an exploration of the themes of Indian cinema and Bollywood. Students are encouraged to explore the tropes and ideas of cinema, recalling them through an installation. This project also encourages students to look at the smaller industries that come to together to support a multi million dollar industry – who are these people, what are their stories, what are their design processes? Students explore these ideas through a case study of one of these professions.

Students create an installation or film, which explores and disseminates these ideas as a study of the movement of time in Indian cinema.   The final project is an exploration of the themes of Indian cinema and Bollywood. Students are encouraged to explore the tropes and ideas of cinema, recalling them through an installation. This project also encourages students to look at the smaller industries that come to together to support a multi million dollar industry – who are these people, what are their stories, what are their design processes? Students explore these ideas through a case study of one of these professions. Students create an installation or film, which explores and disseminates these ideas as a study of the movement of time in Indian cinema.

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