Ranu Mukherjee created the term hybrid film to describe her dynamic, animated artworks created with hundreds of layers of photography, paintings and digital imagery. In the latest episode of Art School, Mukherjee unpacks the narrative and details behind her newest piece, Home and the World, which examines cultural hybridity, the aftermath of colonialism, and feminist questions. Inspired by a scene from a film by Satyajit Ray, as well as the composition of traditional Indian lithographs, Mukherjee combined these influences with her own visual culture to create a subtle but complex moving image.
After discovering the secrets behind the artist’s process, watch her entire hybrid film below.
Catch Home and The World on the big screen at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco starting Aug. 6 – Sept. 3, 2015.