Haider Ali Jan, Pakistan (February-April 2011)

This residency has been supported by the Charles Wallace Trust.

I was brought up in Lahore’s inner or old city, known for among other things, its celebration of Muharram. One of the rituals of Muharram is for men to beat themselves with knives. As a child I used to dream of the day I would become a part of the community, earning the respect of my elders. My work is inquisitive; through it, I try to make sense of the world around me...

Haider Ali Jan