Since 1999, Indian photographer Gauri Gill has spent extensive periods among marginalized rural communities in the desert of Western Rajasthan. Traces is one of the photographic series drawn from her archive of images, ‘Notes from the Desert’. The portrayed burial sites are composed of stones, clay fragments, hand inscribed gravestones or personal items. A place is marked, memory is cultivated, with the utmost humbleness. In the awareness that every process of becoming will also mean decay, her images enter into dialogue with the ‘dance of death’.