"CHIMERICAL" was my final Graduation Project, which is centered around the theme of 'Women Empowerment'. It follows the journey of a young woman, who upon taking LSD or acid, hallucinates a perfect world, where there is equality in all facets of life, and women are no longer deprived of their political, professional, economic and social rights. But when the effects of the drug fade and she wakes up, she realizes that the reality is far from her made-up world and there are many challenges yet to overcome.
I created the entire concept and the foreground images, whilst styling and curating them. Taking the background images from the Internet, I edited them on Photoshop and created the final images and GIFs as seen below. The GIFs show the hallucination that the woman was experiencing whist imagining her perfect world. The content for each image has also been written by me.
I also got awarded the 'Special Jury Award' for this project from Pearl Academy, Delhi.