Ranu Mukherjee
Color of History, Sweating Rocks

Conceived as a large-scale mural-like projection, Color of History, Sweating Rocks is a neo-futuristic, hybrid film that combines cinematic language, collage, animation, and inventive forms to highlight the plight of the peoples of the Sahara—and refugees in general—who have been displaced by oil-mining.


Ranu Mukherjee is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes hybrid films, works on paper, and collaborative projects. Her work focuses on processes of creolization, the figure of the nomad, speculative narratives, and the visual and political history of nineteenth-century Indian lithographs. Mukherjee’s work also generally refers to embodiment, ecology, science fiction, and the unknown to explore the narrative excess and material conditions brought on by global capitalism.