All That Perishes on the Edge of Land

Single Artist Residency

January 15 – February 5, 2018

with Hira Nabi.

At Vasl residency, Hira Nabi explored Gadani’s ship breaking yard as a site of fractured stories and contested truths. Her research and work comes out of an ongoing preoccupation with labor, networks of capital and movement, human vulnerability and a re-centering of the environment as a primary site of investigation. This work revisits different, and often contrasting narratives on accidents, ownership of vessels and ways of existence. It contemplates the surrealist surroundings with the quotidian workplace occurrences that remain universal concerns.

All That Perishes on the Edge of Land by Hira Nabi

Hira Nabi is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. Her artistic and research-based practice spans film, video, audio, and text. She holds a BA in video and cultural studies from Hampshire College, and an MA in media and cinema studies from The New School. Her work looks at repositories of memory in urban landscapes, contested or imagined histories, labor, and a keen observation of the built and natural environment.