KCR
14 April 2016
KCR is an installation project that traces the path of the defunct Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, through a spatial archive of video, stills, text and drone aerial footage, blurring the boundaries of documentary and art, and still and moving images. I photographed the entirety of the 50km abandoned railway line, walking Karachi’s diverse and often dangerous neighborhoods.
The project takes the viewer on a meditative journey through one of the world’s most complex and conflicted megacities, exploring its urban and human landscape. It is available as a single channel video, as a nine-channel interactive installation, and as a multi-screen exhibit. It is partially funded by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and has been shown at Harvard’s Fogg Museum, in public installations in Karachi, Nicosia, Port of Spain, and Bucharest with upcoming installations in Varanasi, Toronto and elsewhere.


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Photo by Humayun Memon. Used with permission.

Photo by Humayun Memon. Used with permission.

Photo by Humayun Memon. Used with permission.

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