All That Perishes at the Edge of Land, 2018
HD video, looped
Hira Nabi is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. Her artistic and research-based practice spans film, video, audio, and text.
Her video work for LB01, All That Perishes at the Edge of Land considers the industry built around collapsed vessels as sites of contextual inquiries: into the destruction of marine ecology, exploitative labor practices affecting a migrant labor force, a network of linked industries aggregating wealth, and an imbalance of power tilting in favor of the industrialized North versus the Global South.
Nabi holds a BA in video and cultural theory from Hampshire College, and an MA in cinema and media studies from The New School. Her short film El Retorno made under the tutelage of Abbas Kiarostami has screened at festivals in Cuba, USA, and Spain.
Commissioned by Lahore Biennale Foundation