Mythic Hybrid stems from reports linking collective hallucination experienced by women in South Asian microelectronics factories to globalization. Using the platform of an online search engine and video footage, Murthy shot on-site at a microelectronics factory in India to explore the often-mythologized links between hysteria and women’s labor.
Prema Murthy has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Digital Art and has been an artist-in-residence at Harvestworks Media Lab. Her work has been seen in New York at Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, P.S. 1 ClockTower Gallery, and the Alternative Museum.