Mathilukal Mathilukal (Malayalam: മതിലുകൾ, meaning Walls) is a Malayalam novel written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer in It is one of the most. Mathilukal. Plot: Can you love someone whom you That is the core theme of Basheer’s novel. The protagonist who was in prison at the time. Basheer was in jail in , Mathilukal was written sometime in Many believe that this was a short story but Basheer considered it a.
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Vaikom Muhammed Basheer has inspired many an artist — be it a painter, a playwright or a filmmaker.
His stories are loved as much today as when they were written. Proof of it is budding artist Jazeela Basheer no basherr of the author who mined his works for inspiration and chose one as a means of creative expression. She says that in her various classroom projects at NID, she has always looked at different ways of translating a narrative text into a space; the main aim being to make reading into a collective experience.
Her performance installation curated by the Bengaluru-based Sandbox Collective was put up at Bengaluru. It is about the short duration of time he spent in prison and how he fell in love with a woman, just through her voice. What led you to Basheer and Mathilukkal? Like you would know, it has been adapted before, for instance by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
I have always loved the idea of translating mathilukwl narrative text into space.
Mathilukal by Basheer -A Book review – santoreeves
Previously in college, I did a few classroom projects based on English text. This time I wanted to work with a Malayalam text. I think it has very subtle meanings about life. I have grown to relate to it. I think the book gave me very good concepts to start with.
Mathilukal by Basheer -A Book review
What do you aim to communicate? Those days communication wasn’t easy, absence of technology aside. Even gender was a problematic in bwsheer. The eras are vastly apart.
I do not think the era matters. Except when I am putting up my installation, and then I try to bring back some of the things used in that time period. But the underlying message is all the same.
Basheer talks about love, life, monotony.
Bawheer of which is we struggle to deal with as well. For example, he is talking about how in prison, he is reduced to nothing but a number and his lack of identity. In a way, that is also what is happening to us today. To put it simply, I would say I tried to show things in context with Basheer. Or rather, Basheer’s story told in context with everyday things and objects.
The challenge was actually trying to do justice to Basheer and his novel. I love how he writes about simple things in life.
The installation so far has been a very personal interpretation, so an active part of my project was also mathillukal trying to find a way to make sure that the visitor also understands to an extent what I am trying to say.
Printable version Dec 31, 9: October 18, Inspired by Vaikkom Muhammed Basheer, artist Jazeela Basheer set up an installation based on Mathilukal, a novel by him.
The year-old completed her schooling at Vidyodaya School. Excerpts from an email interview. Tell us something about your work, what is the installation about? How ‘malleable’ was it, to your purpose? Did you work with Basheer’s original or in translation? Did you watch the film? I worked with the original. I watched the film only after I started working on the project. Art wise – is this your first major art work?
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Yes, this is basheed first work that I have ever put up for a public audience. How did you negotiate that? This article is closed for comments. Please Email the Editor.