seeing eye to eye by Eshan Rafi: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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seeing eye to eye by Eshan Rafi

pixelated video footage of a government hearing with 2 cropped photos of an eye overlaid on the top right corner
1:00 PM -2:15 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri May 26, 2023
1:00 PM -2:15 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


seeing eye to eye by Eshan Rafi 

Performed with Thomas Love


Set against a photographic backdrop of a real estate proposal to develop the port city of Gwadar in Baluchistan, the installation seeing eye to eye presents a cesspool of geopolitics. The competing desires of China, Pakistan, India and the United States to exploit the region of Baluchistan are interspersed with a memorial to the late Baluchi nationalist leader Karima Mehrab, who died mysteriously in 2020. The performance will inhabit the time-space of a 2012 hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the human rights abuses in Baluchistan: a 65 minute document activated by two performers as a strategy of counteraction.  


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