Geographies of Consumption | Bombay/Mumbai, is a public art project conceived and curated by the Mohile Parikh Center. It critically investigates the impact of consumption on natural resources in the city, and on human bodies, our ecosystems and cultures. Interspersed in the project are study groups, film screenings, public lectures, an annual symposia, and publication.
The film program is designed to engage with different spaces in the city over the course of the year. Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar, the selected films will respond to these spaces in an attempt to interpret multiple imaginations of geography and consumption.
Film I: Luminous People | Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (15 min. 2007) | Film II: Mechanical Love | Director: Phie Ambo (78 min. 2007)
Both films talk of “human presence”, one in the context of the dead and the other with artificial intelligence in robots. While the first film is a fiction drama made like a documentary, the second pushes our understanding of what we perceive as real. Between the themes explored in the films, the curators hope to open out a discursive space for conceptual ideas and imaginations concerning the relationship between nature and civilization, tangibility and abstraction.
Admission free and open to all.