Artists and writers explore shifting lands, hybrid bodies, and polar–south asian imaginations. From a super cyclone, to a rhinoceros gift, and an underwater planet, we travel through time, visit the future, but never quite leave the past behind.
Participants: Skye Arundhati Thomas, Raqs Media Collective, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nabla Yahya, Bishakh Som
Raqs Media Collective make art and curate exhibitions. They time-travel when necessary. They are the artistic directors of the Yokohama Triennale 2020.
Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of A Feast of Serendib (Mascot Books, 2020), The Stars Change (Circlet Press, 2013), Bodies in Motion (Harper Collins, 2006), and twelve other titles.
Nabla Yahya is an artist in flux. Her practice stems from an architectural education, and moves into the realm of the metaphysical. She is interested in celluloid, earth, and the ethereal.
Bishakh Som’s graphic novel Apsara Engine (2020) is out now from The Feminist Press. Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir (2020) was recently published by Street Noise Books.
Mario D’Souza is a curator and a writer based between New Delhi and Goa, India. He is presently Associate Curator for the 5th edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2020.