The Mother: Notes From The Ocean - Mind Mapping From The Sea (2017)
A sound piece coming from a shell
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;
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
'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
BIENAL FOTOGRAFIA DO PORTO ’21
/ "WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WORLD HAPPENS TO US"
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
'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'