neo monster

Neo-Monster is a travelling project by artist Vibha Galothra questioning how environmental and urban planning policies affect our cities and daily lives. Brought to Carter Road Promenade in Bandra and to High Street Phoenix Mall in Mumbai by ArtOxygen, Neo-Monster is a gigantic balloon in the shape of a earth moving machine. The size of the work and its shiny gold finishing turn the machine into a playful yet scary toy, a metaphor of how irresponsible development can negatively affect our surroundings. Along with the balloon, a video portraying the destruction of a field records the regression of the color scale, from green to grey, similar to the ‘progression’ of our developing cities.