Zishaan A LATIF
Withering is an endeavour to document the 'drowning state of existence' of the largest river island in the world : Majuli in Assam, India. It is a catastrophe caused by the aggressive Brahmaputra River, subsequently induced by men’s activity, negligence and irresponsibility. The aim is to reflect on the larger consequences of climate change and the aftermath of this displacement. A segue of this project is the documentation of a disappearing, mystical and culturally rich environment; an organic community that presents itself as an alarming example of the issue of sustainability that the world must take cognisance of.
Majuli is engulfed in its silence, the silence of loneliness and the resilience embedded within it; a forgotten landmass, with a questionable and crumbling future. As the river breaks, bonds, and binds again and again, so do the islanders.