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.
Through these intersecting projections we explore how to momentarily inhabit each other’s imagination-each other’s city. The projections rendered familiar spaces uncanny, triggering new ways of viewing, understanding and inhabiting the city. Working within the precarities of public spaces, the projections engaged diverse publics which simultaneously questioned and unsettled our own positionalities.
Collaborating with artists whose research-based practices emerge from the city, these projections took the form of urban transference, performance of desires, evocation of memories, political interventions and engagements with architectural forms, spatial configurations and experiential modes.