Madiha Aijaz (Late)
Veer Ras, 2016
Two-channel video projection in colour, duration: 11 min 14 secs
Veer Ras is a century old tradition of singing, which has almost disappeared from the public sphere. No one completely understands Veer Ras in Partapur and barely anyone knows how to sing it, except Hengji Patidar and Velji Mali. My interest is in remembering the orality of songs, when they become obsolete and the futility of singing a song spanning over hours.
Commissioned by Sandarbh International Artist Residency