Pain and Memory

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An  abandoned house in   Jaffna.  There’s no one to looking through the window, but Boganvila is still blooming. Who lived there? Where did they go? What happened to them? Where are they now?  There are many untold stories. Some elderly members have passed away. Some of them have settled elsewhere with rest of the family members. They are still traumatized due to the war.  Some are still waiting for their disappeared family members remembering them.

‘Pain and Memory’  solo exhibition focused on displacement and disappearance in Sri Lanka. Photographs of  ‘Pain and Memory “ were exhibited under  the   invited category on World photography day celebration exhibition: “FRAMES-2020”- on-line global photography exhibition; Organized by Gayoor Art Foundation in India.Exhibition curated by  Naushad H Gayoor and Jeetin Rangher .Here is the link to see the online exhibition

http://www.gayoorartfoundation.com

Genre : Creative photography | Art Photography  | year 2019  | Canon 5 D Mark 111

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Pain and Memory

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An  abandoned house in   Jaffna.  There’s no one to looking through the window, but Boganvila is still blooming. Who lived there? Where did they go? What happened to them? Where are they now?  There are many untold stories. Some elderly members have passed away. Some of them have settled elsewhere with rest of the family members. They are still traumatized due to the war.  Some are still waiting for their disappeared family members remembering them.

‘Pain and Memory’  solo exhibition focused on displacement and disappearance in Sri Lanka. Currently photographs of  ‘Pain and Memory “ are exhibiting under  the   invited category on World photography day celebration exhibition: “FRAMES-2020”- on-line global photography exhibition; Organized by Gayoor Art Foundation in India.Exhibition curated by  Naushad H Gayoor and Jeetin Rangher .Here is the link to see the online exhibition

http://www.gayoorartfoundation.com

Genre : Creative photography | Art Photography  | year 2019  | Canon 5 D Mark 111

Pain and Memory

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Self and ruined house in Northern province – Jaffna. How we became strangers to each other? 30 years of war disrupted the lives of the people in North and South. There are many untold stories that I am still searching through.  When the North transformed into a battleground, people left everything they possessed including land and houses to save their life. They lost their dwellings, their kids and relatives. They were living in refugee camps with numerous issues. …

‘Pain and Memory’  solo exhibition focused on displacement and disappearance in Sri Lanka. Currently photographs of  ‘Pain and Memory “ are exhibiting under  the   invited category on World photography day celebration exhibition: “FRAMES-2020”- on-line global photography exhibition; Organized by Gayoor Art Foundation in India.Exhibition curated by  Naushad H Gayoor and Jeetin Rangher .Here is the link to see the online exhibition

http://www.gayoorartfoundation.com

Genre : Creative photography | Art Photography  | year 2019  | Canon 5 D Mark 111

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Pain and memory

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A ruined house in Northern province Sri Lanka   and an image of mother holding a portrait of her disappeared son. Image captured at Killinochi protest when it completed 500 days  in 2018. Killinochchi protest  is among the five on ongoing peaceful protest carried out by the family members of disappeared  in Northern province in order to demand truth and justice. Family members of disappeared said that  they will keep searching their loved ones till the last breath. Even though some of the elderly family members are not in a good health both physically and mentally they still keep searching their loved once.

‘Pain and Memory’  solo exhibition focused on displacement and disappearance in Sri Lanka. Currently photographs of  ‘Pain and Memory “ are exhibiting under  the   invited category on World photography day celebration exhibition: “FRAMES-2020”- on-line global photography exhibition; Organized by Gayoor Art Foundation in India.Exhibition curated by  Naushad H Gayoor and Jeetin Rangher .Here is the link to see the online exhibition

http://www.gayoorartfoundation.com

Genre : Creative photography  | year 2019  | Canon 5 D Mark 111

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Erasing Cultures – Jaffna Library

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“Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them as to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are,” wrote John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, in his 1644 book Areopagitica. 

Jaffna public library was burnt in 31 May 1981  It  consider as one of the biggest library in South Asia  with  collection of more than 97,000 books and  manuscripts.  Books and manuscripts  are the souse of history and culture of the communities. This is the practices carried out through the ancient history and it continue  today  as a mechanism of  erasing the traces of the communities  and  cultures. Why do we deliberately cleansing the cultures ?  

After 39 years of burning the jaffna public library  remembering the Poem  written in Tamil by Prof. M. A. Nuhman, Who was a lecturer at the Jaffna University at that time . 

(translation is by S. Pathmanathan )

Murder

Last night

I dreamt

Lord Buddha was shot dead

by the police,

guardians of the law.

His body drenched in blood

on the steps

of the Jaffna Library.

Under cover of darkness

came the ministers,

‘His name is not on our list,

why did you kill him?”

they ask angrily.

“No sirs, no

there was no mistake.

Without killing him

it was impossible

to harm even a fly—

therefore . . . ,” they stammered.

“Alright, then

hide the corpse”

The ministers go back.

The men in civies

dragged the corpse

into the library.

They heaped the books

ninety thousand in all,

and lit the pyre

with the Cikalokavadda Sutta.

Thus the remains

of the Compassionate One

were burned to ashes

along with the Dhammapada.

Link for the poem: 

http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/9716

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On the path of freedom …

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come along with me baby

Let’s go to the mount Calvary

You can preach your sermon ~The sermon of freedom …

I can be your disciple … disciple of your gospel …

you can be my disciple … disciple of gospel ~ gospel of freedom

come alone with me baby 
When everything imperfect ~ only breeze is perfect
~

come alone with me baby …
Lets unveiled our history … is so mystery …

shall remove our mask, which carry the marks of pain

Let’s unveiled our faces 
from faith of fake …

Shall walk alone on the path … the path to freedom …

come along with me baby … 
to walk alone … on the path of freedom ….

In the middle of the night at the sight of the truth …

I will lit you cigarette ~laid by your side …

pour some wine, from mine ~

till no mine no yours ~ no gospel nor disciple

come alone with me baby

When the breeze blew up when the stars bright up ~

~in the sky of Bakhtiari ~

 

Waruni

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Time loop …

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This waiting is so long …
Perhaps longer than the days and moths and years …
chilled mornings , sunny noons , breezy evenings and clod nights …
whispering all alone … along with silence …
dawn to the dusk dusk to the dawn …
even a loneliest day
dreaming and amazing in every Sundown …
knowingly and not knowingly of our existence !

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Passage of heaven …

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The circle unbreakable ~  We  only  change the mood    ~  untill  break it apart 

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Passage of heaven …

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The life that we are holding on ~ the other side of it ~ the death

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Liquid of love …

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I could replant in your heart   ~ the most what I need ~ Liquid of love

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