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State Ø States

Film 4K – color – stereo sound – 5 min loop – 2018

Produced in the context of the first Karachi Biennale, the film State Ø States addresses the complex role of the city of Karachi in the development of submarine fiber optic cable SEA-ME-WE. As a reenactment role game, 15 Karachi workers cartograph the beach of the city of Karachi with flags of the various telecom companies owned by foreign State funds (China, Norway, UAE, Russia) and connecting the city. A proto-network unravels as communications are operated by the workers in a simulacra of light morse codes.

Exhibitions

2017 Karachi Biennale, group show, cur. Amin Gulgee, liaison by Abi Tarik, Karachi, Pakistan. 

2018 Le Continent des Anecdotes, Galerie Felix Frachon, group show, cur. Théo-MarioCoppola, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Screening

2019 [Nov.] SEA-ME-WE series, special screening, cur. Caterina Riva & Melanie Pocock, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore - LASALLE, Singapore.