Cross-Legged
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The video, Cross-Legged, explores the differences and subtle nuances of body language within a culture. Coelho sets the stage in an office reception area, located in India. A true story is re-enacted; where a young man experiences discrimination instigated by the the simple act of crossing his legs, which was viewed as submissive and feminine. Unconscious and spontaneous mannerisms often become imbued with social meaning where they are understood to be not of the norm and therefore unacceptable. While exploring societal disparities between the masculine and feminine, one is commonly confronted with deep-rooted stigmatization of sexuality.
- Davide Allison

Exhibition History
(Solo Screenings)
“under my skin... under your skin”, Curator Lina Vincent Sunish (Travelling Screening)

• 2014 : Fotogalleriet, Oslo-Norway. Moderator Stephanie von Spreter; Greatmore Studios, Cape Town-South Africa. Moderator Nosana Sondiyazi; Hyderabad Literary Festival, India. Moderator: Koeli Mukherjee Ghosh

• 2013 : DWIH New Delhi, Ahmedabad-India. Moderator Lina Vincent Sunish; Corner College, Zurich-Switzerland. Modertaor Stefan Wagner; S.a.L.E. Docks,

Venice-Italy. Moderator Daniele Capra; Commune Image, Saint Ouen-France. Moderator Cécile Bourne-Farrell; Palais Bleu, Trogen-Switzerland. Moderator Karin Bühler; Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO), Leh-India. Moderator Dr. Christopher Wright; Nepal Bharat Library, Kathmandu-Nepal. Moderator Sujan Chitrakar

(Group Exhibtions)

• 2014 : Prague Pride: East Side Story, Karlin Studios, Prague-Czech Republic. Curators Serena Fanara, Giulia Gueci, Michal Novotný

(Group Screenings)

• 2012 : 1#minuteCOLOGNE by CologneOFF, Germany. Curator Wilfried Agricola De Cologne (Travelling Screening). BuSho - 8th Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary; The Freedom of Memory - Meta House, Phnom Penh-Cambodia; Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata-Greece; Electrocuciones - Fundación FIART, Madrid-Spain; International Short Film Festival, Prokuplje-Serbia
• 2011 : 1#minuteCOLOGNE by CologneOFF, Germany. Curator Wilfried Agricola De Cologne (Travelling Screening). Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Video Art Festival, Riga-Latvia; Shams - The Sunflower, Beirut-Lebanon
• 2010 : Frictive Familiarities, Biografteatern Rio, Stockholm-Sweden. Curator Diana Kaur

60X60 Secs by Motiroti, London-UK. Curator Ali Zaidi (Travelling Screening). Parramasala, Sydney-Australia; New Art Exchange, Nottingham-UK; Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham-UK; Kala Sangham, Bradford-UK

Taboo! Taboo? by CologneOFF V, Germany. Curator Wilfried Agricola De Cologne (Travelling Screening). AllArtNow - International New Media Art Festival, Damascus-Syria; One Shot – International Short Film Festival, Yerewan-Armenia; Fonlad - Digital Art Festival, Coimbra-Portugal; Athens Video Art Festival, Greece; Oslo Screen Festival, Norway; CeC - Carnival of e-Creativity, Delhi-India
• 2009 : Taboo! Taboo? by CologneOFF V, Germany. Curator Wilfried Agricola De Cologne (Travelling Screening). Rauland Kunstforening, Norway; FONLAD - Digital Art Festival, Guarda-Portugal; MICROWAVE - New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong; Videoart Festival, Maracaibo-Venezula; BuSho - 5th Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary
: 60X60 Secs by Motiroti, London-UK. Curator Ali Zaidi (Travelling Screening). M.P. Birla Millennium Art Gallery, London-UK; Tanzfabrik Möckernstraße, Berlin-Germany; VM Art Gallery, Karachi-Pakistan; Rich Mix - East End Film Festival, London-UK; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London-UK; Bradford 1 Gallery, UK; Kara Film Festival, Karachi-Pakistan; British Council Library - Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi &

Pune-India; Simply Screen, London-UK

• 2008 : 60X60 Secs by Motiroti, London-UK. Curator Ali Zaidi (Travelling Screening). Aicon Gallery, New York-USA; Get Shorty - Zee Studio, India; University of Karachi, Pakistan; National Art Gallery, Islamabad-Pakistan; Alhamra Cultural Complex, Lahore-Pakistan; James Beveridge Media Resource Centre - Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi-India; Journo Junction - Kamala Nehru College, Delhi-India; BBC Big Screens, UK; Vibe Gallery, London-UK; The Shunt Lounge, London-UK

2008
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