Macho Men and Flirtatious Women / Ink
Local language, hand drawn lithographic film posters, and the larger, glossier offset film posters contribute largely to the visual culture and character of the streets of Bangalore city.
This ongoing photographic series explores the roles and relationships of men and women in contemporary Indian cinema through the disjointed, layered and torn fragments that these film posters create.
'Ink' is a short film shot at Balaji Lithographers who produce a large amount of these posters. The video was made in collaboration with artist Smriti Mehra for the City One Minutes foundation. In 2011 this film was a part of 'Images de l'Inde'; an exhibition of French and Indian contemporary art at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2013 it was also screened at 'Monitor 9: New South Asian Short Film + Video', presented by SAVAC.