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"PERFORMING LAHORE WITH HOUSE LTD." - A REVIEW


22 May 2018


by PURNEA GILLANI
CHARCOAL AND GRAVEL

“Away from the spectrum of traditional spaces designated for art, you can break through orthodox structures, both physically and from an artist’s perspective. House Ltd.’s purpose is to initiate dialogue; to transcend the cage of a human body previously conditioned to behave amicably. The workshop prompts the individual to self-elevate into a tangible, experiential, living, and breathing piece of art.”

"FROM LAHORE FORT TO LAWRENCE GARDEN"


3 March 2018


by HAIDER SHAHBAZ
FIRSTPOST.

“A worthwhile step in this direction has been taken by the initiative House, collaborative effort by writers,thinkers,artists and designers to study the relationship between the body and its environment through performative means of expression. The organisers and participants of House set out to explore sites outside of galleries and museums for the production and performance of art in the city of Lahore.”

"BODY BECOMING: A FIRST FOR PAKISTAN, MAINSTREAM PERFORMANCE ART"


27 October 2018


by ABDULLAH NIAZA
PAKISTAN TODAY

"The shapes and forms that the artist’s body takes, the way it reacts, the way it is constrained or situated or told to interact with the world becomes art. The entire space it occupies, the colours and objects it appropriate, everything it does and can do and everything it does not and cannot do all meld to form art. So to speak, the body becomes the art."

"DISCUSSION ON PERFORMANCE ART HELD"

14 October 2018


by CORRESPONDANT
DAWN

"Jozi, the moving spirit behind House and a visual thinker, artist and writer, said that the session had been held to recap and examine the performances held at Olomopolo on Oct 6, 2018 under the title ‘Body Becoming’. The event, she added, was a part of a culmination of the discourse House had been working to cultivate and develop over the last year."

"OF FULL PRESENCE | ART NOW PAKISTAN DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE"

1 December 2018


by MADYHA LEGHARI
ARTNOW PAKISTAN

"As a collective, House Ltd has been dealing with ideas of the ‘the live as a serious artistic medium’, particularly as this temporal condition intersects with the body. It imagines the body as medium, a proposition that I find of productive value, particularly in its seeming contradiction: presence has been typically assumed as something that is direct and unmediated. "

"ART MITATES DEATH | THE NEWS ON SUNDAY"

14 October 2018


by QUDDUS MIRZA
THE NEWS ON SUNDAY

"Works that conveyed a different kind of vocabulary and weren’t much different from ritual ceremonies captured the audience. Even the best of friends were reprimanding each other for making a comment or conversation or a beep on the cell phone during a performance. Those present that night were attentive as well as in awe of whatever was happening around them."