Erospheres is staged as a pataphysical parody of the current conversations around climate change. Neither completely scientific, nor completely poetic, this narrative environment asks: ‘What kind of future do we need that we can’t imagine because we are programmed to solve this economically?’
This project speculates that all forms of being in the world are guided by the forms of love that are available in an era. In order to transform the ways of engaging in the world, forms of love and forms of care that are available need to transform as well. It sets the search for answers within a speculative world where the available dimension of love is negotiated by a Little Organization of Virtuous Ecologies (L.O.V.E.) that deploys a range of scientific-poetic affects (called Erospheres) into the world.
Situating this participatory exercise in the museum ecologies will allow us to ask the highly relevant question: “What forms of love are available to museums today?” We will not ask what the museum collects, curates and contests, but rather what is the museum motivated by? What does the museum aspire towards? What are the deepest desires, secret dreams and unresolved emotions that move through the museum?
Our stall – like a stall in a climate change expo – highlights the absurdity that is generated when the conversations about growth, development and well-being are wrapped in only economic vocabulary. Our stall privileges nurture over control, where growth is concerned. This acknowledges the axis of care that passes from the individual through its communities that form the city, to the world across planetary changes resulting from individual action.
- Project Team
- LIVING MIDNIGHT NARRATIVE OUTFIT
- Project Name
- EROSPHERES: WHAT FORMS OF LOVE ARE AVAILABLE TO MUSEUMS TODAY?
- Team Location
- India, co-located in Ahmedabad and Sonipat
- Arts, curatorial & creative practices