Title

Her private life

Streaming Media

Organizer

The Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and the Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India.

Event Title

Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia

Document Type

Symposium

Date

1-13-2022

Time

8:30 p.m.

Language

English

Additional Information

Speaker

Ms. Paromita Vohra is a filmmaker and whose work explores feminism, love and desire, urban life and popular culture. Her work has been broadcast and is taught internationally and exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Tate Modern and The Wellcome Trust. She is the Founder and Creative Director of AGENTS OF ISHQ India’s best-loved website about sex, love and desire. AOI’s exuberant and playful videos on everything from consent to masturbation to mental sexual health, beautiful art and compelling personal narratives of intimate life, have created a new Indian language for talking about desire and sex, in a pleasure positive and intersectional way, drawing on popular culture and the power of art to counter narratives of sexual violence and danger. Her documentaries include the landmark films UNLIMITED GIRLS, Q2P, MORALITY TV AUR LOVING JEHAD: EK MANOHAR KAHANI and PARTNERS IN CRIME, WHERE’S SANDRA?, COSMOPOLIS: TWO TALES OF A CITY, among others. She is the writer of the film Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters), the comic Priya’s Mirror the play Ishqiya, Dharavi Ishtyle as well as several documentaries, essays and short fiction. She writes a weekly column, PARONORMAL ACTIVITY, in Sunday Midday and previously wrote the column How To Find Indian Love in the Mumbai Mirror. She has also created two installation pieces – So Near Yet So Far (NGMA) on telephones and desire, and A Love Latika (Goethe Institut) ‘an electronic forest of erotic poetry’.

Recommended Citation

Vohra, P. (2022, January 13). Her private life [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/937

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