Unfeeling: a moving image // Muhammad Babar Suleman

Primarily working with moving image, the artist’s interdisciplinary practice is perhaps best described as acts of slipping between realities and fantasies, blurring lines that seemed to exist rigidly just a moment before. In Unfeeling (2018), subject and object exchange places as a single moment of heartbreak unfurls slowly and almost imperceptibly.

Shot in a military-backed institution in Pakistan, Unfeeling is a portrait of male vulnerability, told through arcs of desire, heartbreak and defense. The film explores the interplay and shifting states of being between subject and object.