A still from Unsupervised: a memory playground, Courtesy of Naveed Mulki.
What can a storyteller imagine, looking past a museum object’s history or intent? What are the stories a museum’s collection can inspire a filmmaker to create? With Unsupervised: a memory playground, filmmaker Naveed Mulkhi takes seven objects from MAP’s collections to go on journeys off the beaten path.
As he describes it: “It started as a blank canvas. A simple exercise, to look through the immense collection and see what could inspire. I couldn’t then tell why exactly, but these seven pieces turned from endless shadows into bursting light. Each one is unique, each one unaware of the other, each one an island. Yet they are also a continent, masses of land perfectly fitting together. Trauma and triviality merged through many knots, neatly tied together in the endless tapestry of art. It started as a blank canvas. It now stands as a playground.”
Join us for the launch of this series, with screenings followed by a conversation between the filmmaker, Naveed Mulkhi and Dinesh Khemani, Senior Researcher at MAP, about its conception, process and more.
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