During this evening event, Malika Sqalli presents her project Latitude 34, De Los Angeles à Rabat, currently exhibited at Le Cube – independent art room.
The event also includes interactions between the artist and the public.
“One day in 2010 when I was spending time in Los Angeles, I realised I was at 34° 2′ latitude.
This is the same latitude as the city of my birth – Rabat, Morocco. 34 is also the amount of years I have been on this planet.
Within a week I was on the road. I decided to trace as if I was a pen the latitude 34 around the globe. I happen to have a camera.
We can go on a journey to get lost or to find ourselves, but no matter the road is the life said Kerouac.
For me it was definitely one that led me to my new understanding of self, and to question the notion of home culture and identity, place and non place.
I wanted to find a way of looking at the ordinary in a unique way. I want to lend a bit of poetry to that which is mundane.
As humans we like to make sense of things, (and ourselves), link them, number them, map them, relate to them. A line can be a sentence, a border, a link and a separation, a word murmured getting lost in the air or in an ear.
Lines can have a destination, go in a loop, connect or go nowhere.”