Sohrab Hura (b. 1981)
The Lost Head & The Bird (2019)
ohrab Hura discusses the fluid interplay between photography and film, and channeling the growing chaos and absurdity of life in India in his work.
The Lost Head & the Bird uses India’s coastline as a lens through which to re-examine the nation’s changing politics, and society – the growing and pervasive sense of caste, sexual, religious and political violence. The project, accompanied by his unnerving short story of the same name, morphed into a new short film. Here, Hura discusses the advantages of moving image, the use of sometimes brutal found imagery, and his working process.