The exhibition takes its inspiration from the manifesto “4000 AD” written by Stanley Brown, nuances of which have continued to resonate in Vibha Galhotra’s artistic practice in the past few years. Galhotra employs the manifesto metaphorically to highlight the environmental concerns of our time in this age of Anthropocene, centering the five elements of water, earth, fire, air, and space.
The absence of the ecology and the presence of technology, absence of environment on the earth and the presence of one way ticket to the mars. Including film, photographs, objects, chance drawing, performance, sound and objects, the works are based on familiar and unanticipated elements.
This exhibition constructs a surrealist parallel to resonate with elements (panchabutha) in today’s time. The objects themselves question the utopia or dystopia, real or unreal, present or absent, construction or destruction, validity or void, holocene or anthropocene in the times we live in.