Artworks exhibited as part of the AUYI - Art Urbanism Youth India exhibition at Théâtre de Verre in Paris, 2020.
This series is based on weaving the fabric between the past and the future. Indian has one of the richest and most diverse cultures that has a history that extends several millennia old. It's also home to one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse communities each with their own unique cuisine, language, traditions, architecture, mythologies and arts. However, India has a history of having a complicated relationship with the marginalised communities in its country. Being a predominantly patriarchal society, woman have most often had a difficult time in having agency for their voices and their bodies.
Siva utilizes the lens of speculative fiction to explore an interpretation of the future of gender and society in India. Inspired by Indian mythologies, science fiction and the artist's Tamilian heritage, Siva envisions a future that counteracts and examines the oppressive forms of politics, outdated cultural constructs and gender disparities that exist today.