Category: The Future Will Be Sown; Fibre, Timber & Possibilities
On a farmland along the banks of the River Kaveri in Southern India, a seemingly ordinary agricultural by-product presents a vital way to re-look at the world. At a time of environmental urgency, it seems fitting to propose a movement, a call for action, an invocation perhaps, to re-imagine worlds not by extracting from the environment but by honoring the delicate balance between nature and people, thereby nurturing our material cultures alongside the ecologies that surround us.At the heart of the installation is an immersive and sensorial landscape, simultaneously bold and serene. The visitor is invited to uncover the transformative power when the materials we harvest, the communities we know, and the stories that tie our region, come together.
The installation is in part an invitation to reflect on the idea of ‘sowing’, as an act of thinking ahead, cultivating meaningful relationships with one’s land and people. It is, in part, an invitation to work towards a world in symbiosis with plant fibers. And in part, it is a provoking proposition for all of us: let us sow before we build. Our futures call for regenerative growth, and climate-resilient practices. They can undeniably be sown, and collectively so, one seed, one stitch, and one story at a time.
The installation comes together in three parts:
Location: Dubai Design District, UAE Commissioned by:Dubai Design Week and D3 Type Of Project: Art Installation Date: 7th – 12th Nov 2023
Design & Production team: Shruthi Ramakrishna, Jeremie Gaudin, Agnimitra Bachi, Nikhita Ramdas, Kushal N, Kune Yatheesh