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Breaking Tradition

Art January 15 2014

Bishi Bhattacharya‘s hauntingly beautiful voice rises over the ghats of the ancient Indian city of Benares as widows, clothed in mourning white, walk the streets. The artist and film maker Bharat Sikka and fashion designer Manish Arora, whose neon clothing illuminates the streets with bursts of colour offer a glimpse into a cloistered world which is being struck open as the widows play holi for the first time, breaking centuries of tradition. Classical narratives are dissolved in favour of shifting visual and physical scenes, conveying vague feelings, moods and idea. It is a compelling contrast of liberation and decay, beauty and hope.

Screenshot of ‘Holi Holy’ shot by Bharat Sikka

Screenshot of ‘Holi Holy’ shot by Bharat Sikka

 

ASVOFF 6 “HOLI HOLY – A FILM BY MANISH ARORA” BY BHARAT SIKKA

 

Directed by: Bharat Sikka

Concept & Designer: Manish Arora

Featured in video and music by: Bishi Battacharya

Director of Photography: Tassaduq Hussain

For: ASVOFF in collab with Ransom Film Productions


For more on Bharat Sikka, visit > > http://www.bharatsikka.com/

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