Cult of the Street: Bone Setters
Niyati Upadhya is a visual artist from Rachana Sansad, an art institute in Mumbai. When she moved to the city a few years ago, she was intrigued by a small bonesetter’s clinic at Elphinstone Road. This fascination has led to a series she has started called Cult of The Street (2012), which focuses on professions that will soon be extinct – bone setters, ear cleaners, barbers that sit under the tree and the corn removers at Byculla.
The first in the series, Bone Setters, which is on exhibit at False Ceiling, Bandra, uses various mediums – sculpture, photography, painting and video. Check out the video: