Ecologies of Displacement Residency
A central part of Ecologies of Displacement was travel for both artists to each other’s countries, and in January I set out on the trip of a lifetime to Pakistan. Landing first in Lahore in the north east of Pakistan, I met Farrukh in person for the first time. After two days touring Lahore we drove with Farrukh’s brother Fahad on a four hour journey to their childhood village of Tulamba where we explored an abandoned archaeological site nearby which is an important locus of research in Farrukh’s work . After Tulamba we drove on to the city Multan where we visited a number of important ancient shrines. Late on the 10th of January I flew on to my final destination of Karachi to prepare and help install the Ecologies of Displacement exhibition at Koel Gallery. I spent my remaining three weeks in Pakistan in Karachi on a cultural and creative exchange.