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Shot in a red stone quarry and amidst a mohua grove on the outskirts of Borotalpada tribal village in West Bengal (India), during the rehearsals of At The Beginning of Spring War Was Over, the new video art film by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier with Trimukhi Platform performers has been premiered digitally during Covid-19 lockdown. Titled DESERTED and produced by Sukla Bar, the 18 minutes piece is to be watched in loop.
DESERTED video art
direction, text, cinematography, sound design and editing Jean-Frédéric Chevallier / France / India • with Dhanajoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda, Surojmoni Hansda / India • recorded voice Ruchama Noorda / The Netherlands • art advices Joseph Danan / France, Ruchama Noorda / The Netherlands • production Sukla Bar for Trimukhi Platform • video assistant and script Dhananjoy Hansda / India • sound assistant and electric set-up Sukul Hansda / India
digital première on March 22, 2020 during Covid-19 lockdown