Documentary video from the installation Mumbai Skyline: Anuradha/Kamala
"One who performs his or her duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water"
— Bhagavad Gita 5:10
I have chosen a common Indian name Kamala (lotus) to represent women that work as maid servants in people's houses to earn a living. Apart from being India's national flower, and a divine symbol in Asian traditions, the lotus is cited extensively within ancient Indian literature. The species thrives in muddy water.
Here, I am using the lotus in the contemporary context — the mop-bucket water as society's established politics of caste and class structures, and Kamala who blossoms above it with dignity and humanity.