Anguish and outrage provoked in the wake of Nirbhaya's rape case that shook the country last December have not stopped smoldering in the world of art. Carrying on with the discourse is a platform called R.A.PE - rare acts of political engagement- screening special films on subjects such as sexual harassment and violence against women from across the globe.
This time around Fiona Rukschcio, an Austrian film maker, painter, writer and social activist, brings you two of her films: Common places and Bill posters will be prosecuted. Common Places portrays the story of 27 women and the 'normal'-as they say- everyday harassment any women is subjected to in any given situation. It brings alive an immediate confrontation to everyday sexism. The other one is a take on domestic violence where a seemingly pleasant Bill posters beats and rapes his wife and disappears after being pronounced guilty by the court.
Unconventional aesthetics lend Fiona's impression to her storyline. In one of her earlier works, Retaped rapes, she reconstructed a 1969 film Rape on a young woman walking back to her appartment in London, without ever showing a woman. Her research and perspective backed with a surreal visual language make for a stimulating imagery in her films.Lookout for her unique take on the burning issue of sexual violence. The ongoing exhibition R.A.P.E shall continue till April 30.
Where: Art bull, Art gallery, Lado Sarai
When: April 19 Timings: 6:30 pm