Film Screening

Nisha Duggal  |  In Residence, 2021

video, duration 06:50 minutes

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Nisha Duggal, In Residence (2021), video, duration 06:50 minutes - Images courtesy of Alastair Fyfe


Shot on location at the Royal Overseas League’s Mayfair home, In Residence (2021) is an experimental short film that traces a love story through a couple’s migration to Britain from India in the 1970s. Excerpts from a series of letters exchanged between the pair across continents are performed by the letter-writers themselves. Deeply personal, the correspondence belongs to the artists’ parents. Their typical story of migration is set against a sensory exploration of the opulent interiors of Overseas House. Visual and sonic interventions from pupils at Riverley Primary School extend the journey to the present, presenting a layered interplay of longing and belonging, identity and aspiration, hopes and dreams.

In Residence, produced by Nisha Duggal during Heritage and Our Communities, an Artist-in-Residence project by ROSL ARTS in partnership with Riverley Primary School in Leyton, East london (part of Griffin Schools Trust) kindly supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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In Residence, Screening Information:

  • Shown as a part of Open House London 2021 on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021, on loop in Princess Alexandra Hall.
  • A second screening was displayed on Thursday 16th September 2021, during the private view of 'Ecologies of Change' exhibition in association with Printmakers Council UK.