In this docu-fictional work, ‘Ocean Master’ a container vessel is anthropomorphized, and enters into a dialogue with several workers at the Gadani yards. The conversation moves between dreams and desire, places that can be called home, and the structural violence embedded in the act of dismembering a ship at Gadani. As the workers recall the homes and families they left behind, the long work days mesh indistinguishably into one another, and the desperation that they carry with them like shackles, they are forced to confront the realities of their work in which they are faced with death every day, and how they may survive and look towards the future.
Terracciano, Emilia, The Vengeful Genie: A Report from the Inaugural Lahore Biennale, Frieze, April 2018
Raza, Nada, Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance, Ocula, February 2019
Soin, Himali Singh, What Can We Learn From Water?: A Report from Colomboscope, Frieze, March 2019