Pallavi Paul – Nayi Kheti

<p>This film is the first of a trilogy made between 2013-2014.&nbsp;In the piece <em>Nayi Kheti</em>&nbsp;(New Harvest) hosts three converations. Taken from the fascinating anarchic text ‘<em>After Lorca</em>’, poet Jack Spicer writes to Garcia Lorca nearly twenty years after his death and unlike the book, in the video, amidst relentless velocity of images and sounds, Lorca has to write back. Simultaneously, Paul Henningson, credited with the invention of the pH lamp speaks about the desire of the scientist to reverse the rhythm of the day and the night and reflects on how that dream lacks creativity, because ordained laws of creation too must be challenged. Caught within this question of light and darkness is the image of cinema itself. It has now been scratched out, cut open and remade to the extent that what now exists is only a trail of what we recognized as the filmic. Located as a witness to all these metaphysical, scientific and aesthetic exchanges are the poems of Vidrohi, a vagabond political poet. <em>Nayi Kheti</em>, is not about the persona of Vidrohi, rather I attempt to use his poems as a kind of laboratory to test the tensile strength of resistance as a material of life.</p>