Claire Brandon; Drawing in the Digital Field: Shahzia Sikander's The Last Post (2010). Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2015; 35 (3): 492–504. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-3426349
This article investigates miniature painter Shahzia Sikander's work in animation. It begins by providing background on Sikander's earlier animation work since 2001 and by exploring the use of sound, image, and digital technology in these works. These animations are made from many small drawings, which are scanned and digitally altered. The article then focuses on The Last Post (2010), which marked a radical departure in the artist's animation practice. The Last Post deals with the history of colonial struggle and the legacy of the British East India Company in South and East Asia.