BIFF Offscreen

BIFF Offscreen: woolgathering

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Thursday, October 5 - Saturday, November 11 @ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

woolgathering, HDV, 2020, 4 minute loop

Cinematic breath, and breathlessness. A pandemic reverie.

About the Artist:

Kalpana Subramanian is an artist-filmmaker and scholar from India, currently based in Buffalo NY. Her films have been screened at festivals such as the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Flaherty NYC, Wavelengths (TIFF), Antimatter Media Arts Festival and ULTRA Cinema MX among others. She has received honors including an Audience Award at the Documentary Festival of History and Archeology (Italy, 2015), awards for Creative Approach (2003) and Cinematography (2003, Montana CINE International Film Festival) and a Jury's special mention at the CMS Vatavaran Film Festival. Her doctoral research at the Department of Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo, articulates a new framework of transcultural respiratory aesthetics called the Cinema of Breath. Her work has been supported by grants from Fulbright (University of Colorado Boulder), the UK Environmental Film Fellowship and the Humanities Institute at SUNY Buffalo.

Still from woolgathering courtesy of the artist.

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