directed by d.sabela grimes, visual projections by meena, REDCAT, Los Angeles, July 2014, photo by steve gunther   

directed by d.sabela grimes, visual projections by meena, REDCAT, Los Angeles, July 2014, photo by steve gunther   

Meena has directed, co-directed, and shot films as an independent filmmaker, and/or cinematographer (credits include Puja Remixed, Deeqa’s Song, Trunk in Transit, Terre, Towards the Sun, Le chasseur du vent, Interval ). As a community arts educator she has guided filmmaking and/or movement processes with racialized youth, girls, and criminalized women (Girls Action, YWCA, Will Power to Youth, Elizabeth Frye Society, Journal Alternative) since 2002. She also has over a decade of experience coordinating the production of film, television, and interdisciplinary conferences. Meena is presenting her latest performance work we used to see this (with super 8mm visuals), creating and triggering live visuals (using Isadora) for director d. Sabela grimes’ Electrogynous, finishing post-production on Puja Remixed and Javali in Laguna (with Anusha Kedhar), and working on a new surreal short dance film. She is also creating short dance for camera films with Post Natyam Collective.

visual excerpt from electrogynous remix. a collaboration between meena and d. sabela. october 2014.