[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Sushma Joshi – A Trip to Jumla: A Cyberphoto Installation

Artist Statement

Jumla is a web document where I link photographs which I took in Jumla, an area of Western Nepal where I was working with development issues, with textual commentary. It has four paths that you can follow to come to a circular end. I have taken my photographs and altered them digitally, then critiqued and commented on ideas of photography, technology, development and power through them.

  • Sushma Joshi (Nepal) I majored in International Relations from Brown University (USA). I am at present working in Kathmandu to develop an online ver-sion for a respectable South Asian magazine. I will also be starting my own disreputable South Asian “tine” . I am very interested in documentaries, and am helping to organize a South Asian film festival being held in Kathmandu on Sept. 18-21. The Sound of Silence, a “video-allegory” about cultural communications has been accepted to the Yamagata International Documentary film Festival in Japan, from October 6 to 13.  I am also formulating an idea for a web or CD-ROM project of an experimental tour of the Kathmandu Valley, a scavenger hunt of Buddhist scriptures, Tantric philosophy, Malta architecture and modernity. If anybody is interested in collaborating, please get in touch with me at sushma[at]mos[dot]com[dot]np. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushma_Joshi