The project looks at ideas of materiality and the complex history of landscape photography, juxtaposing it with the contemporary landscape of Kerala. The project involves using tapioca as a material surface for the images. The images are an outcome of the collaboration with farmers involved in Tapioca farming. These images are a translation of the history of tapioca, the colloquial stories associated with it, and a process involving staging these ideas. Using an interdisciplinary framework, the project provides a peek into the archive by taking into the history of photography as an essential line of inquiry. In this framework, the material contributes to the meaning-making process, reducing the dependence on images.
Alternative process, History of photography, Print-making, Sustainability, Tapioca