2015 | 51m | Documentary, Arts Documentary
In the winter of 2012, the historic port town of Kochi, Kerala began the process of creating the largest art exhibition in India, and the biggest contemporary art exhibition in Asia. Filmmaker Hattie Bowering follows big name Indian and international artists’ attempts at creating new and ambitious works of art to put inside the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, meanwhile, a series of roadblocks jeopardize the Kochi-Muziris exhibition from opening. Hattie Bowering documents the effect that a lack of expertise, errant union labourers, no electricity, dengue fever, and record heat have on the opening of the exhibition. The film presents a refreshing look at contemporary art with incredible access to the artists and the artistic process, and a look inside India’s changing political landscape.