Mouhcine Rahaoui is an artist from Jerada. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tetouan, in 2017.
His group and solo exhibitions present the progress of his research and attempt to formulate the experience and stories of minors in the orient region, and particularly those living in his native city.
Mouhcine Rahaoui suggests an immersion in the meanders of his memory. He exposes the reality of a city where the only way to survive is to take the rabbit path, a road that can be with no return.
According to an urban legend, after he encountered a black rabbit covered with coal, a forest ranger found a deposit at the end of the 20s.
It was after this discovery that the first mining activities took place in Jerada..
The artist questions the absurdity of life, its unfair and unreasonable character. He highlights humans’ frailty in the face of the unpredictability of a mountain that both enriches and consumes them during dangerous and clandestine expeditions.
Mouhcine Rahaoui wonders: why, in Jerada, work is the synonym of death instead of life?
Through a series of productions, installations, and readymade of blackened minors’ tools catalogs (torches, helmets, gloves, ropes), the artist infiltrates the aesthetic of the workers. Viscerally, he communicates on the minor’s fate, sealed by the mine like an immutable destiny.