Iti – The End
Director: Piyush K. Kashyap
Section: The New Medium III: Multi-screen Cinema
Country: India | Year: 2017
Language(s): Hindi | Time: 20 mins
Iti, translatable as ‘thus it was,’ refers to Mani Kaul's use of the word to end his seminal debut film Uski Roti. In Iti, three screens combine sequences from Kaul's essay films, Satah Se Uthata Admi (1980), Aagman (1980), Dhrupad (1982), Mati Manas (1985), and Siddheshwari (1990), together with his autobiographical Ik Ben Geen Ander/I Am No Other (2002) and A Monkey's Raincoat (2005) made in Holland. The themes move from the idea of an artistic persona -- the poet Muktibodh, the singer Siddheshwari, Kaul himself and others artists -- to diverse definitions of artistic expression, and finally to the journeys that make such expression possible.
Piyush Kashyap (b. 1990) is an artist and video editor. He graduated from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, in 2012. Kashyap has worked as a creative technician and designer for independent film projects like Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (Taking The Horse To Eat Jalebis). He lives in Mumbai.