Sonia Khurana
Bird, 2000

  • Video, silent, b/w
  • 1:10 Min (Loop)
  • Acquired in 2007

Sonia Khurana is one of India’s most discussed performance artist, using her body, physical movement and sound in the practice of her art to explore situational contexts and underlying realities. On the significance of feminist discourses for her work, Khurana says: “I work with a discourse of power that is deliberately tangential. Even as I try to re-map established realms, my natural predilection is to do this through deliberately poetic intimations, through which I persistently explore and re-define the space of the political. I like to believe that anyone who engages with their own humanity, and to whom equality is integral, is feminist.” (S.K.) The video Bird shows the artist herself trying, defying the earth’s gravitational pull, to ascend like a roundish bird that has lost its power but not its will to fly. The humor, the effervescence and simultaneous ponderousness, tells of a hopeless but insatiable longing for freedom and levity.

Sonia Khurana

* 1968 Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, IND
Lives and works in Neu-Delhi & Amsterdam, IND & NL

Related artworks

History 9 Artworks

Haris Epaminonda
Untitled #20 t/f, 2014
Framed found image, iron plate, wooden plate with gold leaf and black pastellone, wooden pyramid with gold leaf
Tacita Dean
The Russian Ending, 2001
Photogravure, 20 parts

Performance 10 Artworks

Lerato Shadi
Hema (or six hours of outbreath captured in 792 balloons), 2007
single channel video projection
Adejoke Tugbiyele
Musician II, 2014
Palm stems, perforated metal, yarn, copper and brass wire
Zhao Zhao
Cobblestone, 2007
2 C-Prints, Ed. 3/6 + 1 AP

Video 48 Artworks

Berni Searle
Snow White, 2001
2 DVD projections, 9 min, Ed. 2/3

Shopping cart

Versand und Abwicklung erfolgt über die Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. Für Fragen zu Bestellungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Handling and Shipping is done by theBücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. For questions regarding your order please contact directly.
* Bestellungen aus der EU sind bei PayPal auch ohne Anmeldung möglich. Sie können dann auch bequem per Bankeinzug oder mit Ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen. Für diese Option klicken Sie bitte auf PayPal und wählen anschließend die Bezahlung "Mit Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte" aus. Buyers from within the EU can use PayPal even without having a PayPal account. Via Paypal you can also check out with direct debit or with your credit card. For this option please click on "Check out with PayPal" and make use of the "Payment by Direct Debit or Credit Card".