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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Thereafter... (Catalogue)

Photographs by Srikanth Kolari
Essay by Sugata Srinivasaraju
52 pages, 41 b&w illustrations 
2010, TASVEER.

"Amidst the stygian spread, life creates an illusion in these photographs. It tries to repeatedly suggest that it has an uncanny knack of moving on. The fitful light through the doors and windows; the open blast of the skies and the shimmer of washed coal are its symbols. They try to emphasise that the tragic events are all in the past; they are now history and by the time of this revistation, emotion has undergone a sedimentary process. But that is a misleading consolation here. The scars have struck such deep roots that they are only seeing a fresh bloom now. Sri uses light not as a symbol of hope, but to highlight this festering of the wounds. The pervasive fogginess in the images makes it difficult to envision a future."

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