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.

  • Team
  • Sponsors
  • Funland - Karachi Series

    Bani Abidi

    10 January 2015

  • Whose Mark is it Anyway?

    Shaheen Jaffrani

    17 January 2015

  • Ratan Talao

    Shahana Rajani

    31 January 2015

  • Near and far sights / sites converge

    Naiza Khan

    7 February 2015

  • Samundar Ki Chori

    Zambeel Dramatic Readings

    9 Feb 2015

  • Dispatches from the Edge/
    End of the World

    Mehreen Murtaza

    15 February 2015

  • To know in every distortion of the light what fracture is

    Zahra Malkani

    1 March 2015

  • Ephemeral projections of a beached ship becoming

    Yaminay Chaudhri

    7 March 2015

  • Teesri Manzil Kay Badaltay Nazaaray

    Fazal Rizvi

    22 April 2015