Silenced Ruptures

Where should we go after the last frontiers,
Where should the birds fly after the last sky?
– Mahmoud Darwish

The project started off as an investigation into victims’ lives of 2002 Gujarat riots has become a living memorial of the endless waiting for justice. 10 years have passed and the city has moved on erasing all the traces of violence. Traces remain only in the hearts of people.

Human bodies that became sites of violence have been pushed into garbage areas. All the ruptured memories have been silenced by the overwhelming infrastructural development. This is an attempt to surface what is hidden behind the ‘so called development’.

This image was part of an installation at Gulburg Society in Ahmedabad at the 10th anniversary of Gujarat riots. All the images are installation shots at the memorial.