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Features

From Bindi Girls to Space Invaders:

Prema Murthy 

by Helena Reckitt

PREMA MURTHYBindi Girl, 1999.

Prema Murthy is a key figure within new media art, a field that has developed at an astonishing pace over the past decade without yet receiving adequate critical or curatorial attention. In multimedia installations, online performances, animations and ink jet prints, Murthy has pushed the formal qualities of the genre to its limits, with consistently provocative results.

Reversing Audre Lorde’s argument that you cannot use the master’s tools to dismantle the master’s house, Murthy began to…

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