QUESTION PROJECT IN A PARTICIPATORY COLLABORATION WITH MILM2











·       Where’s the fire?

·       Are you sure you can cry?

·       Is the horror real?

·       Where do you go to?

·       How far West?

·       Are you ok?


·       Do you care?

·       Are you the state?

·       How many shadows do you have?

·       Why do people do what they do?

·       Is information lost in a black hole?

·       Are we dancers?

·       Do we have multiple personality Order?

·       What if time runs out?

·       Would you start over?

·       Can you forgive?

·       Where’s the fire?

·       Are you sure you can cry?

·       Is the horror real?

·       Where do you go to?

·       Do you hear me?

·       What makes you a citizen ?

·       Do you need the state ?

·       Are you the state?

·       What's your privilege? 

·       Can facebook vote? 

·       Why are the kids angry?

·       Is your vote yours?

·    
  How far west?


·       Who can afford organic?

·       Can farmers afford organic?

·       Is fashion sustainable?




The lightbox team in a participatory collaboration realised an extention of the art project by collective MilM2 based out of Santiago, Chile.

Question Project from the art collective @milm2stgo (MIL M2) brings questions and critique into public spaces. Its letters, usually on a mobile structure, attracts political attention and intentionally fosters the empowerment of the city’s inhabitants. The space of the city becomes a space for action that offers transformative and collective exchanges. Designed as an artistic way to engage with and participate in the community, the project supports the collective production, visualization, and viral dissemination of debates in the public realm.



  • Who owns the river?

    This question was displayed in front of a public dock on the river Brahmaputra in Uzanbazar locality. This dock is a relatively busy place along the river-bank surrounded with restaurants, tea-stalls and local markets which are regularly visited by tourists, passengers, restaurant goers, etc. who regularly participate in ‘using’ the river in a voluntary or involuntary way. Apart from that the area also houses the administrative department of Inland Water Transport. The question was directed towards authorities and civilians alike to activate a conversation about authorship over the river, amidst recent conversations about creating mega hydel power projects along the upper regions in its course.

  • Why are the kids angry?

    This question rooted itself in a socio-political aspect of the city. The question was directed towards students, and placed outside the most famous college of Assam, the Cotton College, which also happened to be very politically charged. The question was placed outside the gates of the college early in the morning, but abruptly taken out within a couple of hours by some unknown people.

  • Do we need the fence?

    This is again such a question which can reverb to a locality, and at the same time to a national as well as global context. It was an open question keeping in mind the recent uproars regarding the citizenship act that the region had witnessed. We intended to place it in front of the State High Court, but due to lack of clearance/permission, we installed this question on the banks of a lake next to the State High Court.


  • Can farmers afford organic?

    We wanted to ask this question following the recent upwards trends of capitalism associated with the terms ‘natural and organic’ in context to NE. The intention behind this question was to stir up the hidden dialogues of who actually gets to afford organic food in context to farmers and small-scale food growers who have historically practiced forms of organic farming in a vernacular way. The question was installed inside a cafe that in recent times had turned out to be a hot hangout spot for the new generation.


  • Are we dancers?

    We thought that this had to be one of the most apparent questions there is. Aren’t we all dancing to the tune of our assumptions about the world and reacting to it? We wanted it to provoke the public and at the same time challenge the notion of ABSOLUTE TRUTH. The question was installed on a roadside wall at Belle Vue which is a hotspot within the city and is frequented by both the youth and the elderly and also closely houses the Governor's Bungalow and the Chief Minister’s residence.


  • Can Facebook Vote?

    We derived this question naturally by willing to comment on the evident electoral tone that the city was going through during the time when the project was carried out. Being one of the most important elections of recent times in the region, we wanted to point out the social-media stances and activities that the political parties engage in, using or misusing the advantages of social media to their advantages in various ways. This question was installed on the road next to the river that led to the CM’s house, and thereby was heavily patrolled by police and the army, and yet saw major footfall from civilians and residents of that area.