AHMED KHAN

Performance 
Location: Walled City
Duration: 120 Mins

Ahmed Khan dealt with themes of security, gender, ethnicity and public appearance. Drawing on his Pashtun background, he used a blue shuttlecock burqa common in his hometown to symbolize a gendered and ethnic persona, and disrupted it by wearing it and driving a motorbike down the streets of Lahore. The public response was largely aggressive and caused him to fear for his own safety. His experience wearing it while driving allowed him to better understand what the garment means in a very material and sensory way.