The Pulikali Tigers (2011-2012)

Fox, Anna (2016) The Pulikali Tigers (2011-2012). [Art/Design Item]

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Travel Photo Jaipur offers a curated selection of international photography inspired by the notion of journeys and visions as an outsider. The festival exhibitions will be staged at various public locations across Jaipur, inviting visitors to discover the city's heritage. The works will be printed in large formats, and will be complemented by an exciting programme of events that will transform the Pink City into a platform for showcasing and contemplating photography. Pulikali play (in Malayalam, 'Puli' means leopard or tiger while ‘Kali’ stands for play) is a ritualistic transformation typically performed during Onam, a harvest festival held each year in Kerala. Fox approached the pulleys with her large format camera and a request: just before she shot them, she asked them to strike a dance pose that counters the rigidity of the studio photograph with the improvisation of performance. She also asked the tiger performers to take their masks off, in order to reveal the contrast between fiction and reality. Fox is a traveller photographer with a soft corner for India, a country that she first visited in 1984 and that she has returned to innumerable times ever since.

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56

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