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Gandi Engine Commisson

19-20 November 2015 (Lahore)

This is a site-specific workshop that navigates through the Ravi to explore themes of development and destruction, waste and toxicity. Drawing on the Persian meaning of the word ‘Ravi’ as ‘Narrator’ we activate the river as a site of storytelling - tapping into the memories and archives within its subsoil, excavating and re-framing stories of multiple wreckages and ruinations from colonial histories to the neo-colonial present.

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Projections

10 January-22 April 2015

Projections is a series of collaborative experiments in the possibilities and limitations of public art practice in Karachi. Using luminous imagery, we created ephemeral events/moments in various public spaces – commercial markets, intimate residential areas, defunct cinemas, under construction development sites and spaces in transition – in an attempt to imagine and project ourselves, our histories and futures onto the city's surfaces.

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Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema

2012-2015

MKMC collaborated with residents across (ethnically and economically diverse) residential colonies and urban intersections of Karachi to create a poetic archive of everyday life in the city. This collaborative mobile cinema set up free screenings of homemade cell phone films in the neighbourhoods where they were produced.

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A Pakhtun Memory

28 December 2011

Who owns a roundabout? This project was an hour long musical re-enactment of Pakhtun folk music on a vacant roundabout near a migrant colony of Pakhtun residents in Karachi. The performance attempted to re-configure power relations by using memory and participation to inhabit a leftover public space differently.

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Beyond Walls

18 December 2011

An hour long chai gathering with 50 guests, friends, and family members on top of a new boundary wall that restricts free entry into a beloved public park in Karachi.

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