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White Wall – screening, artist talk and open discussion at Pansodan Scene – 18.03.2015, 6 p.m.
17 March 2015, 00:31
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Pansodan Scene presents on Wednesday 18 March 2015 an evening with
Sanchita Islam – an artist, writer and filmmaker. Sanchita will screen
on Wednesday her animated short film ‘White Wall’ and will present
‘Soul Scroll’, an artistic project elaborated through five years. Her
talk will be followed by an open discussion around various topics such
as animation technique or her different projects realized from New
York to Brussels. Sanchita has been invited to numerous exhibitions
worldwide and has had several solo shows, one of them in the
Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK) amongst the most prestigious
contemporary art spaces in UK and Europe.

Sanchita Islam’s journey into the art world has been an unusual one.
Sanchita is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She completed her BSc
(econ) and MSc (econ) at the London School of Economics before
embarking on a Channel 4 sponsored MA at the Northern Media School in
Directing and Screenwriting, and a BA in the Practice and Theory of
Visual Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design. Sanchita has exhibited
and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Bangladesh,
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Rome, India, Pakistan and Frankfurt. She has
shown at the Whitechapel, ICA and Hayward Gallery and completed over
70 group and solo shows including the groundbreaking show
‘Schizophrenia Part I’ where Sanchita showed as four artists,
Sanchita, Sophie, Mia and Fred. She was artist in residence at the
Whitechapel Art Gallery (2003) and artist in residence at Artscape
(2004-2008) and Shoreditch House (2007-2009) and her art has been
featured in various venues around London. She has produced and
directed seventeen films to date including shorts and one-hour films.
The Arts Council, BBC and British Council have mainly funded several
of Sanchita films and books. In 2010 she was commissioned by the UK
Film Council to make an animated short entitled The White Wall. She
collaborated with Didar Films in Tehran, Iran and Andy Frain at
Touchwood-animation on this production. The film has been screened in
New York, Brussels and London. In 2012 she exhibited at Shoreditch
House, London and Soho House, New York and completed her first solo
show at KAOS in Brussels in October 2012. Sanchita’s interest in
mental health stems from her wish to address the stigma associated
with mental health issues. Finally, her project Pigment Explosion
conceived PEP (pigmentexplosionparties), which facilitate a new way of
showing art that is informal and accessible with a dynamic format,
incorporating the spoken word, visual arts and performance. To date
four PEP events have taken place in London, New York and Brussels.
Come and join us Wednesday night from 6 p.m. at Pansodan Scene to
discover Sanchita’s vibring artistic world!
For more information on the artist please visit


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