Private Project

Washing Away

“Leave the substance for the shadow”
- Andre Breton

From the allegory of the cave to shadow puppetry, cinematic projection bears the conceptual history of moving shadows on material planes. This film situates the rudimentary principle of cinema – the play of light and shadows – in a quotidian frame.
Washing Away lends its title from the painting technique where draft lines and borders are reduced to minimal traces or completely effaced with water. In the film, the shadow/image’s obscure intensity against the daily ritual of washing clothes suggests the processual proximity of image construction across painting and filmmaking

  • Santasil Mallik
  • Hyash Tanmoy
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - JNU
Distribution Information
  • Zero Degree Arts
    Country: India
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Santasil Mallik