Madiha Aijaz: These Silences Are All The Words

9.10.2018, Interviews

In her film These Silences Are All The Words, Madiha Aijaz explores the public libraries of Karachi, Pakistan against the backdrop of the city’s changing landscape. Listen to the artist discuss her film installation at Open Eye Gallery and the tendency in post-colonial states to shift towards the aspirational use of English.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, Karachi Biennial and The Tetley, as part of New North and South, in collaboration with Hospitalfield and ROSL Arts.

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? takes place across the city’s public spaces, galleries and civic buildings from 14 July until 28 October.

Video: Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services / Film footage: Madiha Aijaz, These Silences Are All The Words, 2018. Courtesy the artist