Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial
The memorial encapsulates the idea of cleaning of this ‘brown field’ before it can be recovered for the public. The landscape retains the scars in the process and superimposes a hovering separateness from the scarred and pitted earth. The new landscape retains the scars and makes clearings between propped fragments that help make and negotiate the experience.
The void of the courts that mark the physical absence of the removed old factory and the connection underground of the two is a path that marks metaphorically the movement from the scarred to the humane rehabilitation in its experience through the dark, jarred & tenuous uncertain connection between the two. While the first court becomes the image of pain the latter holds the hope of recuperation.
In collaboration with SOUMITRO GHOSH.