In 1995, Vishal Rawlley earned a diploma in film and video production from Xavier's Institute of Communication in Bombay. He has served as director, executive producer and cameraman for several video documentaries. As a photographer, he has mounted a travelling exhibition dedicated to the victims of the Bhopal disaster. His projects in new media include: essays on hypertexuality; researching urban arts and crafts of Mumbai; Masala_X
, a fictitious porno site commissioned by fictive.net in New York (1)
; Bombay Sonic
an interactive radio project; TyPoCiTy
, funded by the Daniel Langlois Foundation; and Bombay-arts.com (3)
, which is the umbrella project that links all of his initiatives. In November 2002, he was curator for the Children's Film Festival
— dedicated to the exploration of new forms of teaching - organised by the Comet Media Foundation.
From March to May 2007, Vishal Rawlley participated in the research and experimentation residency at OBORO's MediaLab for his project Legend of the Sea Lord