This "photo-film" is made of photographs and ambient audio made during my The Oracles of Kerala Photo Expedition-Workshop in March 2012.

Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world, and originated in Kerala. Kathakali is a group production, in which actors-dancers take various roles in performances based on themes from Hindu mythology, such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

The elaborate make up sessions often take longer than the performances themselves, and follow a certain ritual. I chose to process the photographs in sepia (DxO Labs).

Still photographs made with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Leica M9. Audio recording with a Tascam DR40.

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