The Auroville Project, Porto

The Auroville Project, Porto

Bienal ’21 Fotografia do Porto                                                                                       [Exhibitions]

Artes, Porto, May 15 – June 27
 
[The Auroville Project], 2015-18
Christoph Draeger and Heidrun Holzfeind
 

Auroville is an intentional community founded in 1968 in Southeast India by Mira Alfassa aka ‘The Mother’, India’s first female guru. Envisioned together with French architect Roger Anger as a futuristic city for 50,000 inhabitants, it houses 4,484 people from 67 nationalities today. 

The Auroville Project examines how relationships between humans and nature, an ecological and sustainable lifestyle, spirituality and political ideals of self-development, common ownership and collective living are enacted and re-imagined within the community today.

The exhibition brings together videos, photographs, sculptures, archive materials and artifacts, living plants from Auroville, a geodesic structure, and artworks by friends and former students.

With contributions by Henrik B. Andersen, Jessika Björhn, Andrew Burton, Mrah Gazi, Charlotte Hedberg, Nadira Husain,  and Tryggve Lundberg.
 
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ARTES
Rua Calouste Gulbenkian 239, 
4050-145 Porto, Portugal 
 
Bienal ’21 Fotografia do Porto
May 15 - June 27, 2021
Mon - Thu: by appointment / email to geral@ciclo.art
Fri - Sun: 3pm - 7pm
 
With generous support from Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council
The Golden Dome Archive                                                                                            [Exhibitions]
 
Installation at Artes in Porto, including videos, photographs, sculptures, a geodesic dome, plants, archive materials, 2017

Videos in the dome:

THE AUROVILLE ARCHIVES (15 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles) uses archival film & video footage as well as interviews with the keeper of the Auroville Archives to explore Auroville’s history and ideals https://vimeo.com/217159270 past: themother

Le débat (1973), TV discussion with Nicole Avril, Roger Anger et Henri Lefebvre https://vimeo.com/234479264 passw: henri

What is Auroville?, (Biennale version, 39 min), HD video                                             [Exhibitions]

WHAT IS AUROVILLE? (60 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles) interviews with inhabitants of Auroville about how Auroville’s ideas have translated into the today, it’s failures and achievements, and ideas about the future https://vimeo.com/225252391 passw: themother

Visitors with artist inside the Golden Dome Archive.                                                    [Exhibitions]

The Inner Being, polyester sculptures                                                                         [Exhibitions]

Growing Within, installation with 29 photographs

Growing Within, installation with 29 photographs                                                         [Exhibitions]

Inside the dome                                                                                                            [Exhibitions]

Original poster from Auroville's inauguration, 1968 Henrik B. Andersen, studio visit notes to [The Auroville Project], 2017

Mothers, 39 framed prints on bamboo paper, 24x30 cm                                             [Exhibitions]

 

Gazi Mrah, Dreams of and by mum, 2017,  three Hantarex cubes, SD video              [Exhibitions]

Christoph Draeger, Heidrun and Kuba Holzfeind, Life without Money, framed vinatge press foto, captions, watercolor, 40x30 cm

                                                                                                                                      [Exhibitions]

Christoph Draeger, Heidrun and Kuba Holzfeind, Life without Money, framed vinatge press foto, captions, watercolor, 40x30 cm