Sindhu Thirumalaisamy's work across moving images, sound, and text, is rooted in a critical listening practice. It engages common places such as hospitals, parks, streets, temples, mosques, and lakes, as sites of collective resistance and care, paying close attention to possibilities for speech and action with/in them.
Sindhu holds a diploma in digital video production from Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, and an MFA in visual art from the University of California, San Diego. She has participated in the Whitney Independent Study program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and the SOMA Summer program. She is a 2020-21 Core artist-fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Sindhu's most recent film, The Lake and The Lake, won the Best Documentary Award at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include programs at Camden International Film Festival, Open City Documentary Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, DokuFest, Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, EFA Project Space, Union Docs, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Center, Artists’ Television Access, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Current:LA Triennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and San Diego Museum of Art.
still from Different Colourful Designs
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