Five Elements: Viswanadhan
Kanal - Centre Pompidou
The films that make up this series are driven by a contemplative ideal that comes from the influence of Indian mysticism on the painter/film-maker. But human history is not lacking from this visual meditation on nature and the elements. It too makes its appearance in the form of farm work or of the rituals that punctuate the seasons, so that the experience of the film becomes that of the circular fusion of natural time and human time.