In Kannur, a district in the Malabar region of Kerala, violence, and killings have been intertwined with the region's already bloody history. Through this project, the student attempts to explore multiple ideas, including a constructive reimagination of a traumatic incident—a representation of the land becoming both a witness and a living memoir of a violent culture. As someone who is familiar with the landscape of Kannur, the student believes that he has been in a state of transit, being both an insider and an outsider. This transit also applies to how he identifies with this event. Thus, with this equipped gaze he attempts to photograph traces of violence from the land. Through this work, he intends to record his opposition towards these barbaric killings in the name of politics, empathise with the victims, and also inquire: For whom are they killing?
Keywords: Kerala politics, political landscape, political vendetta, revenge killings, violence