Titli Udi (Flight of the Butterfly) / 10:46 minutes
Artist name: Payal Kapadia
The past, personal and national, are inspiration in this colorful and eclectic piece.
Payal Kapadia (1986) is an independent filmmaker and visual artist. Her work deals with issues relating to identity, memory and Indian myths. She has studied film making at the Social Communications Media Programme, at Sophia Polytechnic in Bombay. Her diploma project entitled “Schezwan Vada Pao”, a documentary on the marginalized Chinese community in Bombay, won her many awards for direction and scripting. She has worked with filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and video art curator Johan Pijnappel. She has also assisted artist Job Koelewijn in his Spinoza Mondial Reading Performance in Bombay. Currently, she is enrolled in the MFA program in Film, Video and New Media at the The Art Institute of Chicago.