Letter from Korlai

Aman Wadhan
India 2016 | 22 Min. | OF
Q&A with: Aman Wadhan

In Letter from Korlai, grainy 16mm images and a voice read­ing a fic­tion­al letter unfold a phan­tas­magoric, inde­ter­mi­nate space. The images of the vil­lage of Korlai on India’s Konkan coast present them­selves as a sur­face that is haptic rather than visual while the ele­giac voiceover maps out an inner wold of remem­brance and asso­ci­a­tions. Letter for Korlai ulti­mate­ly cre­ates a sub­jec­tive vision and per­son­al memory of Korlai in which the viewer can insert her­self, can fade-in and out again, and let her own mem­o­ries and visions sur­face.