KCR is a nine-channel, nonlinear installation that explores the path of the defunct Karachi Circular Railway, blurring the boundaries of documentary and art, and still and moving images. It immerses viewers in the fastest-growing megapolis of the 20th century – Karachi, Pakistan – taking a meditative journey through one of the world’s most complex and conflicted megacities and exploring its urban and human landscape.
Interaction design and programming by Sands Fish. Media and research by Ivan Sigal. Initial installation was in the Harvard Fogg Museum.
Leveraging interactive features in constrained but highly original ways, the viewer is transported through the city’s neighborhoods, sub-cultures and topographies. Digital stills, ambient sound, text, video and unique aerial footage of Karachi shot from a drone combine to unveil a side of the city that defies the dominant media narrative of extremist violence and terrorism.
More on this installation can be found at the KCR website.