“In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life” Karl Marx
Eden is about a fictive ghost-town swallowed by nature, which evokes a Macondo-like feeling. Nothing I’ve read greatly captures the tragic sense of a city regressing back to nature as vividly as Marquez’s masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
I am interested in creating dystopian worlds – imaginary, stemming from my mind. Imagining an apocalypse, my work takes one through a spiritual narrative hinting at India’s troubled colonial past, the nature-swallowed landscape and dying, rotting, ghostly characters lurking in this world.
Furthermore, my work is also about how, as humans, we are slowly, irresponsibly going towards the end, towards our own extinction – and what awaits us – nature reabsorbing whatever that was ours; Eden thus hints at impermanence – which probably is the only truth upon this earth.