Landscape of Imagination

Postdoctoral project in collaboration with Habib University, Karachi and Goldsmiths, University of London.

View of Ibrahim Hyderi's port in Karachi. Ongoing construction of Laanch 2023

Landscapes of Imagination is an international postdoctoral project conducted in collaboration with Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. The project investigates a genre of background painting that belongs to a photography practice where a camera obscura called "Soul Catcher" is used. Through historical archival material and interviews of the individuals who painted these backgrounds, the relationship between class, the conditions for image production and the storytelling that this background painting makes possible is examined.

Project leader: Behzad Khosravi Noori, researcher PhD

Funded by Vetenskapsrådet

Proejct period: 2022-2024