PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by raihans » Sat May 03, 2014 12:25 am

whats the purpose for wrapping the F-6 in golden sheet? doesn't it look more graceful in its actual colors/paint scheme than this golden color sheet covering?

I fear it could become the cause of accidents in distracting the drivers passing through this China chowk due to this golden color :-k
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat May 03, 2014 12:31 am

In a newspaper it was mentioned that some college or university students wrapped the F-6 in golden sheet. Most likely they got permission from local authorities to do it on temporary basis for some kind of art project or maybe for some other reason like TV commercial etc.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by raihans » Sat May 03, 2014 3:56 pm

thank you Abbas for the information
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:50 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:Received this photo via friend's email. Actual photographer name and photo date not known.

Apparently someone is using engine intake and wings of this F-6 for drying clothes :oops:

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The urban landscape of Pakistani cities is dominated by the presence of military monuments. Sighting fighter jets, submarines, tankers and canons, installed at roundabouts is routine experience. Erected as visual reminders of the nation's strength and glory, these state-sponsored memories affirm the righteousness of our military, even its divine election. However, these sites are also evasions of memory, a denial of the state's crimes of destruction and violence against others.

Ayesha Jatoi chose to challenge this denial through a public art performance. She picks as her venue, China Chowk, a roundabout in Lahore where a fighter jet from the 1971 war has been mounted. She shows up with a bucket full of clothes and begins to hang garments dyed red on the fighter jet during rush hour. For the passersby, it is hard to miss the reference of the blood red clothes to bloodshed, war and genocide.

Her simple performative gesture challenges official state histories, transforming the roundabout into a counter-monument that literally exposes the nation's "dirty laundry." Rather than recalling narratives of patriotic struggle, she forces us to remember 1971 as a moment of rupture and genocidal violence. The wet and limp red clothes evoke the bodies of the millions dead, faceless victims of brutal war crimes.

Such artistic practices of exposure are incredibly crucial at a time when our army is engaged in yet another war in North Waziristan. The very title of the military operation, "Zarb-i-Azb", emphasises the state's divine right to wage war, as Azb was the name of Prophet Muhammad's sword. Our national culture continues to celebrate war within a hyper patriotic frame, which obscures and makes invisible the fate of real bodies.

Artists like Jatoi mobilise necessary tactics and strategies to confront and expose the construction and performance of the state's denial, bringing into view the lives and faces of silent victims who are forced to live in zones of indistinction, spaces where the rules of law have been usurped and life itself blurred into death.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by riz » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:54 am

This Jatoi is trying to represent the 1% elite of Pakistan who believe in such type of "art".

Instead of doing Such foolish attempts this ignorant should better try to help the families of those who were killed in bomb blasts by vicious taliban.
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:28 pm

Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) - lwmc.com.pk - workers washing/cleaning the aircraft on February 10, 2015.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:07 am

According to City42 news channel, the F-6 (serial number 1610) will be shifted about 12 feet away from its current location due to redesigning/reconstruction of China Chowk.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:42 pm

Photos in today's (November 13) newspapers:

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Probably they'll need PAF help to dismantle and shift the aircraft to new location.

The aircraft had arrived in dismantled condition and was assembled and installed at its current location by PAF personnel.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:57 pm

Why are they dismantling her ?
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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:37 pm

^ Due to road construction work. The chowk/intersection will be made signal free.

Aircraft will be shifted to a new place about 12 feet away from its current location, according to news reports.

The F-6 is a gift from PAF.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:36 pm

Seems the F-6 is going to stay at its current location.

Following photo taken on November 21.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:39 pm

Photographed on December 19.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:18 pm

Photographed on December 20.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:32 pm

F-6 display area being redesigned photographed on December 26.

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Re: PAF F-6 (# 1610) at China Chowk, Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:58 pm

Photographed on January 14.

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