As the camera traverses the site, the dense formation takes on yet another visage: ‘dead’ matter unravels fresh terrain that is, in its very fragility, combustive. Animation is created by a range of perceptual positions: camera movements from high above swoop down on to details creating arabesques; top-angle views – the plan, the map – bring forth islands surrounded by water; the flattened image becomes a stained-glass sky. Low-angle shots drag the viewer through the remains of human habitation.


  • Title: Black Gold
  • Creator: Vivan Sundaram
  • Creator Lifespan: 1943, Simla
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Simla, India
  • Date Created: 2012 - 2013
  • Physical Location: Aspinwall House, River Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, KL 682001, Kochi, Kerala
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h8 ft
  • Type: Installation (Video)
  • External Link: http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/vivan-sundaram-2/
  • Medium: Installation (Video projection), Three projections
  • Place Part Of: Kochi, Kerala
  • Duration: 13:00 Minutes

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