Anubha Fatehpuria



One Possible Interpretation:

The fissure. The size of a human eye. ‘I – will’ – suspended in the mind.

Adjusting carefully – the eye – placed exactly at the center of the fissure, on the I – between the heart and the mind but closer to the mind, between madness and method but closer to the latter – sees clearly:- The golden light. A vision- In silhouette, the sacramental – turned away.

That and I possessed by each other, but not together. In between–the unknown, the dark and mysterious. A dark, black journey which needs to be covered.

A pure white light emerges from the fissure, as I kneel, turned, facing the sacramental.

When white enters the black offers itself, or is it the white that yields to become shapes and outlines?

Vision and journey merge to delineate clearly sacramentalia – the actions the objects the things sacramental.

An actor seldom gets the opportunity to use other media to place his/her personal creative responses before the audience. These images were composed by me outside of a dance-theatre production that I was performing in as well, in 2013.

These images are not from the dance-theatre piece as it was performed. Instead they are a photographic interpretation of the title of the dance-theatre piece


                NOT HEAR THE MUSIC

One possible interpretation:

What if they did ‘hear’ in their own way

– which seemed incomplete to us but for them it was complete?

As Julia says,”So much of what one hears is in the mind and fingers anyway.” An Equal Music,Vikram Seth.

What is this in-between space of conflict and chaos – of the complete and the incomplete – of the seeming and the actual – of the interpreted and performed and the ‘performed’ re-interpreted in the performance of the photograph?

Looking for an inner relationship between performer, set, prop, and found material in the space in which these photographs were taken –the “I” and the “eye” composed a set of images around “those who could not hear the music”  – where the title itself may be looked upon as multiple arrangement of words:- those who could not hear the music / those / who could hear / not the music / the music / those who could not hear.

Note: These images formed part of a larger set of photographs. The entire set was part of the auditorium foyer display for the dance-theatre piece performed by a Kolkata based theatre  company.

Anubha Fatehpuria is a Kolkata-based practising architect and theatre-actor. She has worked with acclaimed theatre directors like Habib Tanveer, Shyamanand Jalan, Vinay Sharma,Wlodzimierz Staniewski (Poland) and others from India and abroad. Anubha has received several awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar and Shyamal Sen Smriti Puraskar in the past for her contribution to theatre acting.

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