Made In Earth
'The Future Will Be Sown' calls for a transformative shift in our relationship with the environment, urging us to honor nature and communities, weaving together a regenerative future through sustainable materials and storytelling.
On farmland along the banks of the River Kaveri in Southern India, a seemingly ordinary agricultural by-product, loofah, presents a vital way to relook at the world. At a time of environmental urgency, it seems fitting to propose a movement, a call for action, an invocation perhaps, to reimagine worlds not by extracting from the environment but by honouring the delicate balance between nature and people, thereby nurturing our material cultures alongside the ecologies that surround us.
At the heart of the The Future Will Be Sown is an immersive and sensorial landscape, simultaneously bold and serene. The audience is invited to uncover the transformative power when the materials we harvest, the communities we know, and the stories that tie our region, come together.
The installation is in part an invitation to reflect on the idea of ‘sowing’, as an act of thinking ahead, cultivating meaningful relationships with one’s land and people. It is, in part, an invitation to reimagine the world in symbiosis with plant fibres. And it is, in part, a provoking proposition for all of us: let us sow, before we build. Our future calls for regenerative growth, and climate positive action. They can undeniably be sown, and collectively so, one seed, one stitch and one story at a time.
In collaboration with Belavala Foundation.
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