Sustaining Collapse | 2018
Chinese ink and watercolor on wasli paper and repurposed wood
198 x 23 x 14 in | 503 x 59 x 36 cm
The work points towards the deep black smog that
dominates Northern India due to stubble burning of farmlands
caused by the intensive agriculture practices echo
of the policies adopted while implementing green revolution in the 1960s and 70s in India.
The work uses a graphic style of a book takes the reference from Pahari miniature paintings. The drawing is an imaginative landscape with distorted perspective narrating the tail of the delicate environmental system threatened by uncontrolled exploitation.
The display lives on a double track between Italy and India, although its vision intends to embrace a wider understanding of the current environmental situation linked to climate change, capitalistic system, and globalization.
The pedestal of the work takes the form of a shelf
found inside the homes to display artifacts.
The pedestal is tinted black.
Pedastal as an emergency walkway.