This article features an interview with the artist Radha May, a global, artist collective working under a single female identity. Radha May, whose members come from India, Italy, and Uganda, talks about merging three different perspectives and experiences in her art practice and building on the tradition of artists who play with the construction of identity. Radha May's work explores forgotten and hidden histories, peripheral sites, and feminine myths. The interview explores her latest project, When the Towel Drops, Volume 1, Italy (2015), which focuses on the censorship of femininity and sexuality in Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. For the project, Radha May retrieved censored scenes that had never been seen in public and created a film installation, a performance, and a digital publication. She distributed the recovered material further by organizing a public event in which excerpts from the censorship documents were uploaded to Wikipedia.
An Interview with the Artist Radha May: A Global Collective with a Single Identity
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Elisa Giardina Papa, Nupur Mathur, Bathsheba Okwenje; An Interview with the Artist Radha May: A Global Collective with a Single Identity. Camera Obscura 1 December 2016; 31 (3 (93)): 177–183. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/02705346-3662084
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