A new VR work by Shezad Dawood featured
in Sharjah Biennial 14
Encroachments (2019), an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience and installation, explores the ‘grey area of ownership’ and attendant ideas of sovereignty, private property and the politics of space in Lahore and Karachi. The term ‘encroachments’ refers to the backlash against so-called ‘illegal structures’ built into and onto existing private and state infrastructure. These structures underscore the lack of social space within rubrics of private and public land ownership and the insufficiently served needs of the entire population.
Made for Shezad Dawood.