BLOG: Photoworks Live Talk 29/04/20
Today, I sat in during an Instagram live talk between Photoworks director Shoair Mavlian and artist Poulomi Basu, who is described as a transmedia artist, as she explores multiple formats in her work. Throughout the talk we see the two discuss Basu's newest work, 'Centralia', and the effects the Coronavirus pandemic has had on her book launch/exhibition opportunities.
Centralia is an Indian docu-fiction that journeys deep into the forests of central India where a little known and under-reported conflict between an indigenous tribal people and the Indian state slowly simmers.
In war, truth is the first casualty. Centralia explores the unsteady relationship between reality and fiction and how our perceptions of reality and truth are manipulated.
The work is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. The book can be found here: http://www.poulomibasu.com/centralia
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