Mary wants to read a book
Mary wants to borrow a book
Mary wants to buy a book
Mary wants to own a book
With fast increasing global warming, cities situated near rivers or seas such as Mumbai or Kochi are vulnerable to the climate change. For sustainable development, future industrialization in the state needs to employ less energy intensive and low GHG emission technologies.
This work is to be viewed from an ecological perspective, from the perspective of our relationships to one another, generations to come and to the web of life of which we are a part. And a critique of hyper consumption which is continuing to grow and has led civilizations over period to estrangement from life-world experiences…
Mary wants to read a book at Kochi is also to recognize significance of the literary movement and library culture in Kerala. I believe that “Culture is a collective memory of a plurality of knowledge, know-how and rules and conventions. Culture together with individual minds, are also the ecosystems of ideas and mental images”
The library here is a mental space, which does not necessarily contain a faithful representation of reality. I see the difference between a mental space and a possible world. Hence the built space is not that of reality, the built space is a desire space.
*The work is based on the visual of ‘Study Charts 2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes’. The bars denote 30-year periods during which the mean temperature was calculated.
Books are made of old newspapers and environmental periodicals. Each book has text designed by the artist only on one page.
The books could be taken away by the visitors. Last two weeks were documented.