"Words are just a way we communicate. Images are a way we communicate. And I couldn't figure out why they had to be in different baskets."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in 2012 at Shahzia Sikander's Manhattan studio, the artist discusses her animated video work "The Last Post" (2010). Sikander also describes how beginning to create animations was a natural evolution in her studio process because she had already been working with narrative and layering in her paintings and large-scale installations.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Rafael Salazar Moreno & Ava Wiland. Sound: Ava Wiland. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Shahzia Sikander & Du Yun. Theme Music: Peter Foley.