This autumn, Foam will present How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters, an exhibition by emerging Pakistani artist and filmmaker Hira Nabi (Pakistan, 1987), in the Foam 3h exhibition space.
How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters is an ongoing project launched in 2019. It is an investigation into the disappearance of ecosystems and environments rich in flora and fauna. Using varied forms of media including moving images, audio, text, performance, cyanotypes, silkscreen prints, and rubbings, the individual chapters of the study highlight colonial influences and geographical changes with their lasting effects. Nabi’s work comes about through her engagement with the environment situated in Pakistan: former colonial hill stations in and around the towns, villages and surrounding blue pine forests of Murree, and the Galiyat region.