Kausik Mukhopadhyay's art objects lie on the peculiar intersection of toy, machine and organism. Made out of discarded household gadgets, they have distinct personalities and quirks. They are noisy, humorous and sometimes break down. They invite the viewer to engage and complete the narratives embedded within them. These narratives contain signifiers of political, personal and art history. There is much beauty and poignancy in Mukhopadhyay's fragile art works. This film takes an intimate look at Mukhopadhyay's journey as an artist and teacher.
Avijit Mukul Kishore is a film-maker and cinematographer. He studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has a bachelors degree in history from Hindu College, Delhi. He works in different genres of film making with special interest in the documentary and inter-disciplinary moving-image practice. He is actively involved in cinema pedagogy and works as a curator of film programmes. His films as director include Nostalgia for the Future, Electric Shadows, Vertical City, Certified Universal and Snapshots from a Family Album.