Shaktimaan SFX
2019
series of 356 drawings
carbon transfer on paper
11.7 x 8.3 inches

Shaktimaan SFX brings together drawings of the various digital special effects used in the popular Indian TV show ‘Shaktimaan’.

Broadcast between 1997 and 2005, ‘Shaktimaan’ was the first show in the country to present both a commercial superhero and an extensive display of then-advanced computer graphics.

These now outdated special effects are reiterated as drawings made from the imprint of commercially available carbon paper. Moving between symbols of threat, Hindu ideology, appearances - disappearances, and material transformations, these drawings act as translations that complicate media forms, acts of copying, and the representation of digital entities.