ACT II (2–4PM): A study on the process of cinema, the second act features a live shoot of a scene from the film, a press junket with the cast and crew, an opportunity to interact with the costumes and sets, and a sneak peek of the trailer, culminating with a reading of the film's script. Given the narrative, visual design and modes of production, audience members are invited to imagine what this cinematic experience could be.
About the Artist
Anuj Vaidya is an artist, educator and media curator whose work straddles the cusp between performance and film and addresses issues of gender, sexuality and ecology. Vaidya received his B.H.A. in English/Theater Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and M.F.A. in Film/Video/New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His own artistic practice has grown from addressing questions around the constructed nature of gender/sexuality (through films like “Chingari Chumma” and “Bad Girl with a Heart of Gold”) to the constructed nature of nature/culture (“Miss Piggy, Live with Diane Sawyer”). Another project, Larval Rock Stars (a collaboration with artist/scholar Dr. Praba Pilar), is a conceptual multi-modal undertaking at the intersection of the bio-techno-critical and the absurd. Vaidya is pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at UC Davis. Since 2008, Vaidya has also been co-director for the 3rd i South Asian Film Festival in San Francisco.