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.

Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films 27 July,2015Kristin Farr

  • tellio

    I would love some tutorials on making hybrid films.


Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is the creator and producer of KQED’s Emmy Award-winning web video series, Art School, and she is also a contributing editor for Juxtapoz magazine.┬áHer artwork has been exhibited at galleries around the Bay Area including YBCA, Fifty24SF, Anno Domini and The Bedford Gallery. Her FarrOut art app for iOS was released in 2013. She lives in the East Bay and her favorite color is all of them.

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