In the dynamics of long-term exchanges between our structures (including the current exhibition, Viajando a utopias colectivas), Le Cube – independent art room is this year invited to program a series of video projects as part of the PROYECTOR festival in Madrid.
Therefore, Le Cube – independent art room proposes a selection of projects as a continuity of travelling narratives. The videos have been produced by the artists of the region who have taken part in this program: Hanane El Farissi, Abdessamad El Montassir and Rawand Haress.
This choice has also been reinforced by Le Cube’s inherent project that values and promotes the most recent productions of young artists of the region.
Rawand Haress is an independent Libyan filmmaker. She uses digital film as a medium to shed light on the minorities whose voices are not loud enough to be heard.
With Dehia (2018), Rawand Haress suggests a version of the history of the Amazighs in Libya. They were oppressed by successive colonizations and the persistent will to deny their history and identity. The film questions the uncertain future of the young Amazigh generations, after the revolutions of 2011.
Abdessamad El Montassir is an artist who is a native of Boujdour, in the Sahara in the south of Morocco. His projects are centered around a trilogy: the right to oblivion, the fictional and visceral narratives, and the trauma of anticipation. The artist-researcher affiliated to IMéRA – Institut d’Etudes Avancées in Marseille collaborates regularly with Le Cube.
His project Achayef (2018-in progress) analyses possible forms of intergenerational transmission, especially that of the narratives unrecorded by the official History or buried by the ancestors.
Hanane El Farissi is a multidisciplinary artist who has been collaborating with Le Cube for many years. She works on topics related to memory and the construction of the individual, by placing the body, body-image, and the object at the heart of her practice.
The video La Singla (2018) takes as a starting point an industrial metallic staircase that separates the artist’s living space and working space. With this project, Hanane El Farissi captures the musical rhythm of going back and forth, feet coming up and down like a military discipline. The staircase affecting and defining the movement of the body becomes an opportunity to contemplate a body in relation to this object, a body in motion, a body in life, in rage or a trance of wonder.
During PROYECTOR, the team of Le Cube – independent art room is also invited to take part in a conference in Madrid.