Art Car: Digital Meets Truck Art

(2010 – 2013)

In 2010, with collaboration with my friend/former student/artist Eric Hester, I converted my Honda Civic hatchback into an art car, which was exhibited at (and performed in) four Houston Art Car Parades.

Eric installed nine digital screens onto the rear of the car as well as a microphone for performances, and I traveled to Karachi to purchase and commission truck art to decorate the car.

Sehba Sarwar performing on Voices Breaking Boundaries' art car Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art

In our second Art Car Parade performance in which many artists participated, we were awarded the Freedom of Speech Award.

Images from the first year (2010)Read More »
Images from the second year (2011)Read More »
Images from the Living Room Art installation, Art Car Sprawl in the First Ward,  in which artists from Houston and Karachi participated and where we launched the carRead More »

Voices Breaking Boundaries’ original office was in [Sarwar’s]  kitchen, but later she set up shop in a tiny donated space. If she stood up, she knocked her head. But she didn’t spend much time in the office anyway. Wherever she went, she found a community partners. “Crossing borders with art.”

—Houston Chronicle, September 2014. LINK

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I am an author and speaker, an artist, and a community and cultural activist.

If I can use my talents and passions to inspire you or your network to push boundaries and become involved in our communities, please connect with me. I offer a range of services including: readings, workshops, courses, or multidisciplinary performances/installations. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sehba Sarwar Art Car
Front hood of art car, Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art, featuring stickers of buraq images from Karachi; photo by Burnell McCray