Artist’s film: approx 6 mins duration
Graphite pencil drawings with labels: sizes variable
In this project, I imagine India’s Falgu river centuries from now, significantly altered by global heating and changes in biodiversity. Through the fictional eyes of a botanist duo, I am working on a series of drawings and a film, imagining how fauna and flora might evolve during this time period. My scientists collect data, make drawings and takes notes during an expedition near where, circa 500 BCE, the Buddha achieved Enlightenment.The exhibition Notes from 3,222 will feature my drawings alongside fictional notes detailing how these organisms have evolved and a short film that features the scientists in rhyming dialogue with each other, questioning their work, the moral problems science must address, and its relationship to spirituality.