Interview: Siddharta Tawadey for Sans Souci

What fascinates you?
My quest to get people to examine their own lives, not point their fingers at someone else. I hope to influence questioning of our life our understanding and hope it discloses rather than represses.
Why both film and photography?
It’s interesting—the phenomenon of working with both mediums. In photography, as always, we need to contain the information within the frame. Whereas in film, it always about the next frame.
Who is your biggest influence?
Filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Brakhage always wanted to “make you see,” a D. W. Griffith line he often cited, but with a crucial difference: his films eschew the manipulations of mainstream narrative and instead invite you to a variety of kinds of seeing.
What’s your take on the human condition?
Obey and Consume. Obey and Consume. Repeat until search for truth prevails and the veil lifts.
What’s the meaning of life?
Life is elsewhere. Here is always somewhere else.
Siddhartha Tawadey: Sans Souci is on through September 7 at Art Plural Gallery.