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Karthik Subramanian

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Karthik Subramanian is a photographer living out of Chennai and is interested to work on really long-term stories. His photography springs out of the constant doubt that questions our visual experience to be real or unreal. Kartik, uses his photography to build the bridge between these two states of perceptions.

Artist Statement
‘I Swear on my mother’ is a work, that studies the representation of Tamil political leader, Jayalalitha or popularly addressed as ‘Amma’ (meaning mother), whose emergence in the political scene is tightly intertwined with the history of Cinema and Popular Media in the state. Using video and objects, Kartik intends to reconstructs the political history of Jayalalitha and her mentor & precursor M.G Ramachandran, both of whom used films and media to capture and construct their public persona.

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