Portfolio > Ordinary People

Ordinary People tracks the tumultuous political culture of Karachi, Pakistan in rare moments of silence. It depicts 3 politicians seated quietly in their private homes with instructions to look into the camera. The uneasy gaze of the politicians is set against the political cycles of idealism and defeat that is manifest on the surface of the city in the form of faded posters, billboards, and monuments. For the artist, silence captures multiple meanings. It allows for time and space to resist dominant depictions of Karachi politics. It also provides a place of slippage where public and private, nature and artifice impact each other.