Living the Dream

2008

Living the Dream is a 60x60 film commissioned by motiroti as part of their 360° series. The film uses a minute of footage in which Rajni, with a carelessly painted white face, stares directly into the camera (an event which lasted an hour in total). Overlaid onto her face are ghostly images of other performance incarnations of herself – the Indian bride, the American blonde, and Queen Elizabeth I. The final piece is a visual and aural meditation on identity, exposing the internal lines of geography and history that we inadvertently draw from inside ourselves and use to shape our own and others’ identities. To watch the film click here (opens new window).

 

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60x60 Secs is the first project of motiroti’s 360° programme, offering sixty one-minute film commissions to artists from the South Asian Diaspora living in Britain, India and Pakistan.

 

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