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Sheba Chhachhi

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Sheba Chhachhi works with lens-based images, both still and moving, investigating questions of gender, ecology, violence and visual culture. Her works address the question of transformation, personal and collective memory, retrieving the marginal, and the play between the mythic and social. A long time chronicler of the womens’ movement in India, as both photographer and activist, she began developing collaborative, staged photographic portraits with her subjects in the early 90s, moving on to photo-based installations. Chhachhi places the photographic image in space with video, sound, light, objects, text. She has developed a new artistic language,that of the moving image light box, which uses a series of still and moving layers of photographic images to almost cinematic effect. Public art interventions are an important part of Chhachhi’s practice, in Delhi and elsewhere.