Growing up in the Indian city of Calcutta I witnessed and experienced at home the use of violence and ritual as a force to control women.
My session will explore the explore the ways my journey and experience directly lead to the development of the transmedia project ‘Blood Speaks’ which explores the use of traditions and culture to normalise violence against women.
Through the a combined use of traditional (photography) and emergent technologies (VR/interactive) I use testimonies from the majority world, to reveal the agency, independence and voice of those often perceived to be poor and powerless.
In the wake of the MeToo movement, such voices are a crucial, but often excluded, component of the global dialogue and technology is the bridge to bring them together with equality.
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