Project Description

Priya Sen

Portrait of Priya Sen

Radcliffe-FSC Fellow 2023-24

Priya Sen is an independent filmmaker and artist who works across film & video, sound, and installation. Her work explores forms for tenuousness and ambiguity within realist documentary and simultaneously plays with narrative modes and cinematic gestures. She is interested in eclectic, itinerant and egalitarian film forms and the manners of presence that accompany each work.

Sen’s latest film No Stranger At All screened at the 73rd Berlinale, Forum Expanded, 2023. Her work has previously screened at festivals and venues including the BFI London Film Festival, Outfest LA, Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, The Kitchen NYC, LA Film Forum, Experimenta India, Images Festival Toronto, Dharamshala International Film Festival, the 5th Kochi Muziris Biennale, and the 65th Flaherty Seminar. She has been at artist residencies at Gasworks and Nottingham Contemporary in the UK and Khoj Studios in Delhi. Sen received an MA from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, and an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia.

FSC Works

Still from TBD Radcliffe-FSC film

At Radcliffe, Sen will be working on an absurdist and experimental video essay on the implausibility of further artistic or other representations of the India-Pakistan border, through an immersive engagement with the Partition (of India) histories and resources at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute libraries and collections. Using assemblages of recorded and archival material, as well as filmed encounters with scholars and practitioners who will share and respond to propositions around such “monumental un-representations”, this speculative satire will be developed through the time of the fellowship.