Arsalan Afzal took primary inspiration from deeply personal experiences of
violence, while still maintaining a highly political imperative. His performance
was extremely visual and sensory. He collected old newspapers concerned
with the Army Public School Attack of 2014, covered them with chicken’s
blood, and hung them by meat hooks in a butcher shop in the Walled City
Lahore. Afzal’s last act of the performance was smearing his face with
blood and walking out of the shop leaving the viewers extremely charged.