Printmaker and illustrator Anagh Banerjee discusses his career and latest project, “The Other Side VR,” the first Virtual Reality film dealing with the Partition of India exploring the many untold stories of human suffering from this episode in history. Banerjee discusses the personal dimension of the project, co-directed by animator and filmmaker Ninaad Kulkarni, as well as its resonances with current events in which war and political divisions split families. He also details the process of re-imagining traditional woodcuts into a three dimensional, immersive environment, starting from a print shop and ending in a VR headset.
Anagh Banerjee is a printmaker/illustrator from Mumbai, India, now based in Brooklyn NY. His work derives inspiration from history, poetry, music and the storytelling culture of India. He has an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York.