Vani Subramanian: Opa | City
The gendered body is an opaque presence. Sometimes belonging, sometimes owning, sometimes alienated. Always aware, always strategizing. Often framing and, even more often, being framed by the spaces it inhabits, in permanence or in passing. Spaces imagined by convention, inscribed with sexuality, activated by memory, and located at the intersection of image and image-making.
Vani Subramanian, a documentary filmmaker from India, is currently a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell University in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. This installation had been sponsored by AAP and the Elizabeth Worman Fund.
Special thanks to Anna Mascorella, Iftikhar Dadi, Bernard Yenelouis, Carolyn K. Palladino, Christopher G. Christensen, Divya Dileep, Jerry Birchfield, Julie L. Tibbits, Mary E. Fuller, Mary N. Woods, Michelle Wilson, Randy L. Hendrickson, Sabine Haenni, and Sophia Balagamwala.