Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Ranbir Kaleka, "Crossings: Two Stories" 2005
Indian born, painter turned video artist Ranbir Kaleb creates videos combining painted projections and footage on film. His works reflect cultural and religious issues and the idea of a constant yet changing India. In this video Kaleb includes, for example, the controversial aspect of wearing a turban. His work also portrays human struggles and what it means to be human, i.e., "Threading a Needle" (1998-99). For more information, visit the artist's website at www.rkaleka.com and read "Being Human: Ranbir Kaleka’s Latest Works Create Meaning through Painting, Video Projection, Successes and Failures" by Saskia Miller.