An artistic reflection on the geographical and political landscape & A discourse on ‘decolonization of nature’
Realized by Desire Machine Collective as an artistic multimedia installation, Inner Lines leads us tactilely through a water world of rocky mountains and stunning panoramas of land, river and sacred spaces along the river Brahmaputra in Northeastern India. Examining the river’s water issues through a variety of documentation, Inner Lines raises questions of a capitalist society, where the planet’s materials unavoidably become a resource for human consumption.
Artist Talk: Decolonization of Nature
Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 7:30pm
at NON Berlin
amongst Desire Machine Collective, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Others
Considering Inner Lines as a local testimony of nature-human relationship embedded in a global political and historical context, the artist talk Decolonization of Nature will carry out discourses on the development paradigm and modernization as well as indigenous world views and belief systems that define nature beyond the ‘nature-culture’ binary.
DMC’s artists Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya will be in conversation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and other guests(TBC).
Desire Machine Collective
is a collaborative founded in 2004 by two Indian artists Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya, whose interdisciplinary practice examines ecology, technology and activism through experimental multimedia art, public intervention, curating and writing.
Graduated from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, Sonal Jain subsequently served as a faculty member in Communication Design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Mriganka Madhukaillya received a degree in physics from Fergusson College in Pune and completed his postgraduate work in film and video at the National Institute of Design. Being members of DMC, their recent exhibitions include the India Art Fair (2017); the 11th Shanghai Biennale, China (2016-17); the Three Rivers Script Lab at Rome, the British Museum, London (2016); Perth International Arts Festival, Eight Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, Queens Museum and Grey Art Gallery at New York University in New York, production and exhibition platform basis e.V. Frankfurt, Germany (2015); Galerie Max Mueller and Project 88 in Mumbai (2014); New Museum of Contemporary Art, Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, 3rd edition of La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012); Musée d’ Art Contemporain de Lyon, Museo Nazionaledelle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin and Venice Biennale (2011).
The final outcome of Inner Lines is held by NON Berlin in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and participates in the programme of Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel 2018.