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Nuclear Hallucinations

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This session is held in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Seminar Room 2, (Room 018)

 

Led by Indu Vashist, Executive Director of SAVAC

 

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is a non-profit, artist-run center in Canada dedicated to increasing the visibility of culturally diverse artists by curating and exhibiting their work, providing mentorship, facilitating professional development and creating a community for artists. SAVAC was founded to be an organization staffed by people of color, committed to support the work of artists of color.

 

Nuclear Hallucinations (India/UK 2016) is a film by Fathima Nizaruddin, which claims to be a documentary and is centered on the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in South India. The film questions the totalitarian nature of pro-nuclear assertions through comic modes. Satirical impersonations, performance and ironic renderings of jingoistic rhetoric work together to form a narrative that explores the tragic absurdity of constructing nuclear power plants on a tsunami-affected coast.