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Pushpamala N.

Indrajaala / Seduction

2012, 4.5 mins

The video Indrajaala / Seduction is based on the punishment of Surpanakha by ​Prince Lakshmana​,​ who cut​s​ off her nose and ears. With hybrid imagery and magical transformations which refer to early ethnographic and animation films from the silent era, and the work of India’s first filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, three screens simultaneously show the act in slow motion.