The Durga Poem
Durga, the Hindu Warrior Goddess, lives in a state of blissful union with the universe and is 'one with all' - However, when she needs to become a Warrior, she has no qualms about going to battle. This makes her a legend that modern women can draw inspiration from. Its not often that one deity embodies the duality of warrior and lover - even though, in this world we live in today, sometimes both are necesary. While love should always be the default, and leading light - sometimes you must go to war for what you hold dear.
The below film was conceptualised and directed by Lisa Von Tang, and shot between a studio and her living room, with a group of friends namely, Singaporean poet Deborah Emmanuel, LA-based healer and performing artist Ariel White, Colorado-based performing artist, Leif Newburg, and also starred Lisa herself. The film was then screened as part of The Durga Show by Lisa Von Tang: a series of 11 shows at the Singapore-based private member's club, Straits Clan.