bearth

Installation, video, multiple media of variable dimensions

 

TIFA Working Studios, Pune, India, 2016

 

In collaboration with Lilli Tölp

 

Bearth attempts to investigate, discuss and initiate a creative response to our understanding of the social and ecological conditions of Pune, Maharashtra, the Indian subcontinent and our globe in general. The exhibition explores the impact of urbanization, chemical farming and other commercial activities on the landscape and the identity of natural space in Pune. 

 

Shifted (Installation, recycled materials, plants)

As cities are expanding and urbanization, take place, we reach a point when there is a severe alienation from our natural surroundings.  Through the installation a personal attachment is sought to be established with the detached natural space and reality.

 

Breathing (Kinetic installation, mixed media)

The rythmically moving leaves give voice to the living quality of earth; a fact that is neglected in present day practices.

 

Community Seed Bank (Community project)

Farmers were invited to collaborate and set up a community seed bank in Pune. The organic materials and seeds of various plants highlight the importance of natural farming and by seed exchange, attempt to offer a sustainable solution for present day’s ecological and social hardships.