Commissioned by the Sikka Art Fair 2014, Dubai, for the Project: What Do You Hear?
This project required the interpretation of a composition created by
award-winning composer Reiner Erlings. This piece of music was shared with 7
artists, inspiring each of them to create their interpretation in a medium of their choice.
THE LONGEST ENGAGEMENT was a film conceptualised by MRINAL.
Inspired by the character, Miss Havisham, from the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, this is the story of a bride stuck in time for 40 years. She is perpetually in a state of listless anticipation of her own wedding to begin and hoping for her estranged fiancé to return. Deserted on the wedding day at 8.40 am, each memento in Miss Havisham’s room is in synchrony with that frozen moment.
The first edition of ‘What Do You Hear?’ was an idea conceived by Reiner Earlings & Gayathri Krishnan and hosted in one of the houses at the historical Bastakiya, Dubai – the home of
Sikka Art Fair. Since the music is the nucleus of the exhibit, the
room was equipped with state-of-the-art speakers that played the
composition in surround sound through out the exhibition.
Concept + Direction
Principal Photography + Edit + Grading
Old Miss Havisham: Nina Sharma
Young Miss Havisham: Amrita Bagchi
Hair & Make Up