The Mother: Notes From The Ocean - Mind Mapping From The Sea (2017)

A sound piece coming from a shell 

'ProRegress'

12th Shanghai Biennale

Power Station of art Shanghai CHINA 

Reading 143 words from 'The Mother's

mind-map of the experimental township and eco-village 

Auroville - City of Dawn

 

- shaped as a Fibonacci spiral

in Viluppuram District, India. 

Repeating three words; 

Progress 

Realisation

Sincerity

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to listen

Auroville is an intentional community

founded in 1968 in Southeast India by

Mira Alfassa aka ‘The Mother’,

India’s first female guru.

Envisioned together with French architect

Roger Anger as a futuristic city for

50,000 inhabitants, housing 

4,484 people from

67 nationalities

today.

'The Auroville Project'

examines how relationships

between humans and nature,

an ecological and sustainable lifestyle,

spirituality and political ideals of self-development,

common ownership and collective living

are enacted and re-imagined

within the community

today.

BIENAL FOTOGRAFIA DO PORTO ’21

/ "WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WORLD HAPPENS TO US"

www.bienalfotografiaporto.pt/en/

The shell that I got from my grandmother-in-law

reminds me of my own grandmother's

mouth as she had passed.

Thank you brilliant stellar sound technician

and artist Laura HeubergerMancini

www.lauraheuberger.com

'Re-Imagining Utopia - The Auroville Project' 

curated by Heidrun Holzfeind Christoph Draeger 

shown at Kunstpavillion Innsbruck Austria,

part of the 12th Shanghai Biennale '18-'19

and Bienal Fotografia di Porto '21

The theme of the 13th Shanghai Biennale is

'Bodies of Water'