Artist’s film: approx 10 mins duration
Graphite pencil drawings with labels: sizes variable
In this project, I imagine India’s Falgu river 200 years 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 where I imagine 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. I currently picture Notes from 2,222 as having two distinct forms: an exhibition where the drawings are exhibited 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 and the moral problems thrown up by science.