Dir: Gautam Valluri / India / 11 minutes / Hindi / 2018
A film about unresolved crescendos, thwarted anticipations and unmanaged escalations told through architecture gone awry. Filmed in the tombs of the Paigah family in Hyderabad, India, noise and silence, flicker and stillness tell the tale of a tradition of architecturally outdoing your ancestors, even in death’s eternal sleep.
Director biography and filmography:
Gautam Valluri is an artist working with film. His work explores the relationship between architectural spaces and personal histories through the materiality of celluloid. He is the recipient of Masters Degrees in Experimental Film from Kingston University London and Université Paris VIII.His work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Cinematek in Brussels, CCCB in Barcelona, Museu do Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, The Korean Film Archive in Seoul and at various film festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück) and Images Festival (Toronto).He currently lives and works in Paris.