ALEENA QADEER

Performance 
Location: Walled City
Duration: 10 Mins


Aleena Qadeer intended to break the silence around tragedies that are often swept under the rug or considered too disturbing to talk about in public. In light of a then recent rape and murder of a young child in a nearby city, Qadeer read aloud a story of child abuse and murder through a loudspeaker in the middle of the Walled City of Lahore. By detailing such a story in public, Qadeer broke boundaries of both comfort and shame, making it unavoidable to face the reality of violence and child abuse in Pakistan.