On Saturday October 1st, at 6:00 PM join MARN ART + CULTURE HUB and Director/ Producer, Lajwanti (Laj) P. Waghray, for a screening of “On Hands”. Grab a COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy a night at the HUB (191 N. Broadway). $10 general admission and $8 for MARN Members.
Arrive early and tour our current exhibition, Reflecting My Muslim Americanism, a collaborative exhibition with Fanana Banana running August 31 to October 23, 2022 and shop works by local artists in the MARKETPLACE.
About the Film
On Hands (70 min.) is a remarkable story that documents the work of 20 artists. Choosing convenience over satisfaction, society has succumbed to using technology in many aspects of daily life. This feature-length poetic film evokes a sense of the haptic by documenting the work of 20 makers whose essential tools are their hands. The subjects in the movie insist that an intuitive, obsessive, and committed use of their hands brings them a primal satisfaction and emotional sustenance that goes beyond a conventional understanding of the world.
About the Director / Producer
Lajwanti P. Waghray (Director/Producer), is 2022 Marquette Filmmaker Fellow producing a film on the life of Arthur Byas an 80-year-old formerly incarcerated peer support counselor. Waghray was a resident artist for ARTservancy, creating films around nature conservation, and produced a 2-minute film: Together, Alone documenting one doctor’s experience during the pandemic. Also in process is Searching for Sparrows, a feature about the disappearance of bird habitats caused by rapid urbanization in Hyderabad, India. In addition, she co-founded Didi, which aims to end violence against women, and serves on the board of Lynden Sculpture Garden.