Events in a Cloud Chamber

Year2016 Duration21 min. DirectorAshim Ahluwalia

In 1969, Akbar Padamsee, one of the pioneers of Modern Indian painting, made a film called Events in a Cloud Chamber. After just a handful of screenings, the film was shipped to an art expo in New Delhi where it was misplaced.

Like a maze that leads into endless other mazes, Events In A Cloud Chamber’s vanishing reads like a fable. More than just the disappearance of an artwork or an aborted attempt at an experimental film movement, it suggests ideas about mortality.

Does art stop aging and preclude death? Like extinct languages and deathbed confessions, Events in a Cloud Chamber, meditating on vanished art, mortality and the phantoms that we leave behind.

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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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