Mumbai stands at a critical point in its history. Our rich ecosystems and unique biodiversity are under threat from unsustainable planning and rapidly growing emissions. Without them, we cannot survive. That’s why Mumbai’s Ministry of Magic, in association with DeadAnt, are proud to announce #BiodiversityByTheBay, a three-week digital arts festival that celebrates the Maximum City’s precious flora and fauna through comedy, music and design.
“Ever since I was little, I’ve been absolutely mesmerised by all things ocean. The vastness, the colours, the sheer amount of incredible beauty, intelligence and mystery that lie underneath.
Unfortunately, our rich ecosystems and biodiversity are under threat from unsustainable planning and rapidly growing emissions. The urgency to acknowledge the need for the protection of marine ecosystems in Mumbai is vital!”
Osheen Siva is a visual artist whose work revolves around themes of femininity, sexuality and gender, and their intersection with technology and society. Through the lens of surrealism, speculative fiction and science fiction, Siva imagines new worlds of post colonial dreamscapes, futuristic oasis with mutants and monsters and narratives of feminine power generally lacking in popular art and culture.
This piece by Osheen Siva is for #BiodiversityByTheBay, an ongoing three-week digital festival of the arts that celebrates Mumbai’s rich and diverse ecosystems through comedy, music and art.