Lahore Biennale (LB02)
between the sun and the moon
January 26 - February 29, 2020
Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi

The exhibition focused on the Global South “where ongoing social disaffection is being aggravated by climate change”.

I Can Drink Stars

Wood, mosaic, tile, plastic barrel, sandstone, 49 x 60 feet. Installed on the grounds of the Irrigation Department of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

I Can Drink Stars is a permanent installation in the City of Lahore, Pakistan.

I Can Drink Stars joined local artisans and the Punjab irrigation department in discussing water issues and in the building of Behbahani's largest collaborative installation. The work is an octagonal pool referencing Persia’s ancient water management is split in two, evoking uncertainty, division, and ecological crisis.

I Can Drink Stars is a sculptural intervention located on the ruined a miniature model of water management of the Ravi River, which itself situated on the grounds of Punjab Government’s Water Irrigation Department in Lahore. The installation examines the shared history of contested rivers and the entanglement of coloniality with cartography, extractive economies, and geological surveys.

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