Lotophagi


Graphite and ink drawings on baking paper
Bangalore
2018-2019



As an extension of And then the lotus eater’s came, the scroll looks at what the plant in the Lotus Eater’s myth could be, if Homer’s geography did not exist, or is not in sync with the geography of today.

This premise, in turn, lends the plant a habitus of its own and forges links through cultural and mythological narratives of each place, with each plant. Six specimens, chosen because of their soporific or hallucinatory properties (like those of the plant mentioned by Homer), become markers in the scroll – in turn pointing to an actual place that exists in time and space, where the narrative could be positioned.