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