In the dark, the chaotic wires from poles to poles, across the road, over the head, from trees to houses, down the allies create a sort of coherence. These chaotic wires around the city have always represented an entangled reality of Dhaka city. The State has initiated and published newspaper articles quoting that these wire poles will no longer exist beyond the year 2022, which compelled me to archive my reality.
I intend to create shapes and forms using several light sources to produce a sculptural typology of objects like poles and wires and the environment around it. I had an urge to sneak out in the streets at midnight and capture images of steel structures, transformer poles and power cables, much vivid as an existence in the background of our adaptive sight. The references of these subtle and abstract artifact metals and wires are for people living a century ahead of my time and philosophy. These photographs would be a representation of my time.
Sounak Das (July, 1993) is a final year student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Born and residing in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He likes to experiment light with forms and patterns, conjuring color and visual perception. His works mostly focus on philosophy, which questions the presence of reality. He has the intension to seek emotion through objects and the human interactions. As a visual storyteller his focal media are photography and moving images. His work comprises self-narrative stories, poetries and emotions through multimedia and sound. He works at Bengal Foundation, Arts Programme since 2016.