As the Video Wed­nes­day II fes­ti­val cel­e­brates 20 years of video art, ARADHNA WAL traces the medium from its early days to its tech-savvy present

Tehelka - - SRI LANKA -

IN THE 1990s, Nalini Malani, Vivan Sun­daram and Ran­bir Kaleka be­gan ex­per­i­ment­ing be­yond the tra­di­tional pa­ram­e­ters of art. They in­cor­po­rated mov­ing im­ages and tele­vi­sion sets into a form, now known as mixed me­dia, which has grown so di­verse that whit­tling it down to Video Wed­nes­day II, a new video art project, puts the mo­tion pic­ture back in fo­cus.

A se­ries of an­i­mated shorts play on loop, pro­jected onto the main wall at New Delhi’s Gallery Es­pace. Di­vided over three storeys, the false walls and black box rooms turn the gallery into a maze. Turn one cor­ner to a beau­ti­fully eerie an­i­mated fea­ture on Naga-

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