I am currently working on research and development of a new novel, Island. I am also working on
compiling a full manuscript containing a collection of essays that I have been producing over the past fifteen years. When inspired, I create poems and write essays.
In 2013, I will be focusing on a new project, Borderlines, through which I'll be exploring issues of border conflicts in South Asia as well as the US and Mexico. Part of my work will be through the Mitchell Center for the Arts (University of Houston) where I am serving as Artist-in-Residence and part of the work will be through Voices Breaking Boundaries, the arts organization where I serve as Artistic Director/Founder.
Some recent productions include:
living room art: Homes and Histories
This production (Fall 2012) is part of an ongoing research project that I've conducting focusing on Houston's Freedmen's Town, a township created by the first freed slaves of Texas, and on Pakistan's Baloch/Makrani/Sheedi community that has roots in East Africa.
living room art: Women Under Siege
This production (spring 2012) was inspired by the forced "security" created by metal detectors at the entrances of Abdullah Shah Ghazi's shrine in Karachi and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston. Alongside directing the production that featured video, performances and installations by more than 10 artists from Houston and Karachi, I also created two short videos Recording HerStory and Protecting Space. To read a CultureMap feature story about the production, click here; to read a Houston Chronicle editorial about the show, click here.
Click here to read more about additional installations
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