Curated by Sabeena Gadihoke
Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions of erasure, silence and loss. Some interrogate history and memory and the unstable space that lies between. While in others official histories and memories collide. Yet other films explore the themes of race and identity, migration and displacement. Combining fragments of personal, vernacular and official accounts of events they interrogate the truth claims made by images. In a moment marked by convergence, these documentaries celebrate the hybrid form and fluid boundaries between cinema and photography. As ruminations on ‘stillness’ and movement they pay homage to the photograph and its expanded role within the moving image.