Imaginarium | कल्पतरु
Ahmadabad, India \ अहमदाबाद, भारत
curated by Vyom Mehta, 2020
For the Abhivyakti City Arts Festival, we were inspired by aerial roots of an ancient Banyan tree; weighing over half a ton, this floating sculpture becomes a place of immersive mindfulness invoked by data, music and light.
In an open courtyard, a steel gridshell is suspended from surrounding buildings, using custom anchoring details without any screws or nails. The levitating framework accommodates an aerial forest overhead and invites the public to interact with its softness. Those that explore the depths of our forest, encounter rewards in tiny fruits of shimmer - copper bells or ghungroos, scattered across its riparian landscape.