Kala A Multimedia Presentation on Time

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 27 min

The film documents an epoch making exhibition organized by IGNCA in 1990 on the theme of ‘Kāla’ where one enters the state of timelessness. Then after blinking of the eyelid to the movement of the sun; the duration, the sequence and the movement of time is understood. The film documents the cosmic elements portrayed through the concept of manifest, evolving from un­manifest to the level of paintings and portrayals. Alongside, it depicts, duration of time in a day through the sun dial. It also reflects upon various symbols of iconography, architecture and image & imagination of the cosmic tree to understand the wheel symbolizing the passage of time including the svastika. The film highlights a holistic vision of time and space.

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