Boxcura is a collector of everything that resists metrology. In the age of the quantified self, where bodies are coerced into internalising mechanisms of permanent visibility and computation, Boxcura seeks to preserve a sanctuary of an unknowable forrest of our parts. Built of copper (material that enfolds optic data cables under sea), it rests curiously in different locations inviting passer byes to offer a part of themselves into it. Boxcura is fitted with a one-time lock mechanism. Once full and locked, it will remain permanently shut, its contents left to the future of speculation and curiosity to unearth.
Created by Amitesh Grover & Arnika Ahldag | Materials Copper, wood, 4’x4’x4’, One-way Traditional Chinese Lock, 150 kgs at empty | Manufactured at Rishu Shankar Studios, Delhi | Originally commissioned for the exhibition Hangar For The Passerby, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.