Voices Breaking Boundaries

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Mission To cross borders, sustain dialogue and incite social justice through art. Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is a nonprofit arts organization open to artists, individuals and organizations from a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds and countries. From a humble start in … Continue reading

Part II

View Part II → © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

PART 2 of THIRD WORLDS: THIRD WARD | KARACHI Held on November 5th at Nusrat Malik’s residence (2418 Elgin, Houston 77004) from 8:00pm onwards. The event was free and featured community conversations about issues unearthed in THIRD WORLDS Part 1. … Continue reading

VBB Art Car

VBB Art Car Revolution © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Revolution Artists: Eric Hester and Sehba Sarwar Location: Street Revolution was created by artists Sehba Sarwar and Eric Hester for the Orange Show’s Annual Art Car Parade. In 2011, the car was awarded First Prize for Free Speech, following a … Continue reading

Video on Art Car

From Khaipur to Karachi © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

From Karachi to Khairpur Artist: Haya Fatima Iqbal Location: VBB Art Car / Space Between “From Khairpur to Karachi” was the result of another documentary project that I was shooting during the summer of 2011. That project revolved around the … Continue reading

They Are Killing the Horse

VBB Living Room Art They Are Killing the Horse © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artist: Mushtaq Gazdar Location: 2222 Truxillo, Living Room They Are Killing the Horse (1978)  was Grand Prix winner at Tampere International Film Festival, this film shows the plight of a young woman who suffers depression on account of social and … Continue reading

Poems and Visual Installation

VBB Living Room Art Poems and Visual Installation © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Photo by Abro Khuda Bux Poem by Attiya Dawood Vintage photo of Vivian Ayers’ home Location: 2308 Truxillo, Front Porch This three-piece photo and poetry exhibit was installed in 2308, the former home of actress Vivian Ayers. The installation combines … Continue reading

From Our Interior

From Our Interior © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Personal Statement: Sehba Sarwar, VBB Artistic Director, writer and multidisciplinary artist Location: Driveway Artist: Sehba Sarwar   Three years ago, I took a day trip with my sister Beena Sarwar to Sehwan Sharif in rural Sindh. I’d always wanted to … Continue reading

Boom-Bip Dum-Dum-a-Dum

VBB Living Room Art Robert Pruitt © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artist: Robert Pruitt Location: 2308 Truxillo, Backyard This sound installation was created by Robert Pruitt and contains drumming from the Texas Southern University band, a sound that is embedded within the Third Ward. The drumming image is of on-site artist … Continue reading

Dance & Music

Dance & Music by NITRAAL © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artist: NITRAAL Location: 2308 Truxillo, Living Room   The idea of living room art seems interesting to me and it was a new experience for me and my fellow artists to be involved in something like this. The best thing … Continue reading

Interpretations Airborne

Interpretations Airborne © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artists: Nathaniel Donnett, Abijan Johnson, Autumn Knight, Robert Pruitt, Sehba Sarwar and M’Kina Tapscott Location: 2308 Truxillo, Living Room Interpretations Airborne is a modern-day recreation of a black and white photo of a dance performance taken at 2308 Truxillo, once … Continue reading

Visual Installations

K-Town Boys, Front © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artists: Samya Arif Khan, Tehmina Mirza and Sana Nasir – D.U.C.K artists Location: 2308 Truxillo, Living Room These posters were designed by D.U.C.K! artists as part of a research project to learn more about art, life and culture in Karachi … Continue reading

11:00 PM

Chuck Jackson © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Story from Third Worlds Performer: Chuck Jackson Location: 2304 Truxillo, Front Porch It’s a little before midnight as I stand on the curbside, after the rehearsals, waiting for a cab. The drive back home will take about an hour. Let … Continue reading

10:40 PM

John Pluecker © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Story from Third Worlds Performer: John Pluecker Location: 2308 Truxillo, Dining Room Have you ever seen something change right before your very eyes, sort of metamorphosis into something else other than what you thought it was originally but it happens … Continue reading

10:20 PM

Haya Iqbal reads story about Karachi © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Story from Third Worlds Location: 2222 Truxillo, Living Room Performer: Haya Fatima Iqbal It was 5:30 pm…my sister and I were sitting on the couch with our eyes fixed on the forty-three inch screen of the blaring television when my … Continue reading

10:00 PM

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Conversation with Homeowner  Speaker: Scott Sawyer Scott Sawyer and his partner Michael Peranteau purchased their home on 2308 Truxillo recently. Here, Sawyer is talking about how he feels about living in the Third Ward and recounts the history of his … Continue reading

10:00 PM

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Karachi, past and present Performer: Stalina Villarreal Location: 2308 Truxillo, Living Room 1940’s: Childhood memories, ….Of Karachi roads washed each night, necessary for what was considered the cleanest city in Asia!  Of  lots of camels and horses and ghora garries … Continue reading

9:40 PM

Jennifer Tyburczy © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

A memory from Karachi. Location: 2222 Truxillo, Living Room Performer: Jennifer Tyburczy A memory from Karachi.

1988. She worked at our house every day for over a decade. Her job was the care and keeping of our clothes. Her mid morning … Continue reading

9:20 PM

VBB Living Room Art Kitchen-ness © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Kitchen-ness Artist: Autumn Knight Location: 2308 Truxillo, Kitchen   I got involved with this project because I had been involved with other VBB projects in the past, but never a Living Room Art production. I was also excited about working … Continue reading

9:00 PM

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On-site artists with drumming Location: 2308 Truxillo, Backyard

8:40 PM

marcela_storytelling © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Punjab chaurangi in Karachi Location: 2222 Truxillo, Dining Room Performer: Marcela Descalzi It used to be called Punjab chaurangi when it was a sleepy little intersection of Dilli Colony going towards Gizri village. On the other side, going from north … Continue reading

8:20 PM

Donna Garrett © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Border Location: VBB Art Car / Space Between Artist: Donna Garrett He can’t see stars for streetlights, dreams of heaven Though pocket lint, pours his promise through liquor Bottles to see the world beautiful, he has a Stomach that burns … Continue reading

Third Worlds: Installation Map

Third Worlds Installation Map © 2011 sehba_sarwar. All rights reserved.

Artist: Robert Pruitt Location: Entrances to Both Homes This drawing of the two homes, street and installation was created by on-site artist Robert Pruitt, so visitors could have a better sense of how to navigate through the spaces in and … Continue reading