‘ICU’ by Director Shahana Khan
Director Shahana Khan’s latest project, ICU, is an exercise in the fleeting nature of our everyday landscape.
What appears to be the surface of a distant planet or the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, happens to be the empty lot next to the director’s home in Los Angeles. Before the property was put on the market, massive oil tanks dating back to the 40’s were dug out, leaving an epic ditch in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
The next day the ditch was permanently filled. As temporary spaces consume us and elude us, they ultimately disappear but ICU.