A Question in Sri Lanka

The photographic project is still in progress. The artist has created an image archive of a hotel building located in the mountain area of Galle, Sri Lanka, tracking its history from the colonial to the post-colonial period. The building was established by the Netherlands colonizers, then it was occupied by British colonists, and later, rich Indian and Chinese companies took over. Different hotel owners have affected the ecology politics, economy, etiquette of the Galle area in various ways. The photography project started with multiple media, including diaries, archives, video, and sound installations. The artist examines the Cultural hybridization phenomena and the folded history in the hotel building; he searches for a new narrative lane to explore the identity’s fluidity within the post-colonialism context.