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Khurana, Swati

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"As a child, I learned everything I ever needed to know about love from Bollywood cinemamodesty, choreography and the virtuosity in crossing time, space and costum continuums. The 1981 film Hindi 'Silsila' with megastars embodying all that it is slick (Amitabh Bachchan) and that which sizzles sex appeal (Rekha), coinciding with the popularization of the VCR, imprinted certain scenes in my mind. By manipulating film still, I revisited a particular song that takes the duo to a tulip field in Holland where they sing, dance and gaze love and placed them in similar dream-like landscapes amplified by glittery, fragile and illusory chandeliers."

Swati Khurana, Statement for "Love in the Time of Silsila"

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