I’m on the 'Us' Side and You Are on the Other, 2010

Basir Mahmood
I’m on the 'Us' Side and You Are on the Other, 2010
Two-channel colour video projection
1 minute, 24 seconds, looped
Installation view
Image courtesy of the Artist

Overview

The Wagah border crossing between India and Pakistan is the site of a daily military ceremony known as the 'lowering of the flags'. It takes place every evening prior to sunset, just before security forces on either side close the gates. Thousands of spectators gather every day to watch the ceremony.

I’m on the 'Us' Side and You Are on the Other looks at what this ceremony says about the groups that watch it and what unites them. As installed, the work seems to subsume the viewer into the crowd.


2013

This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 11

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I’m on the 'Us' Side and You Are on the Other

Basir Mahmood
2010

Two-channel colour video projection
1 minute, 24 seconds, looped
Installation view
Image courtesy of the Artist

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Basir Mahmood
2010

Two-channel colour video projection
1 minute, 24 seconds, looped
Installation view
Image courtesy of the Artist

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I’m on the ‘Us’ Side and You Are on the Other

Mahmood, Basir

In video, film and photography, Basir Mahmood contemplates his personal milieu, as well as the wider world around him.