From November 9 to 11, Le Cube invites artist Marion Mounic to present her creative work produced during her residency.
This open studio will provide an opportunity for a convivial exchange of views on her work and the research she has carried out for the project Trombia. This project is part of a continuity of research initiated in 2021 during the artist’s first residency at Le Cube.
Marion Mounic questions the role of housewife socially assigned to women, and the value of the kitchen as a place of constraint or emancipation. She is interested in the domestic sphere as a space, and in the movements associated with it.
“Like the pressure cooker, these women turn on themselves in their kitchens in the manner of a Sufi dance reserved for men; for me, it’s a form of resistance“.
Her approach then takes her to a collective space dominated by men, that of a ceramic workshop where cooking dishes are made.
“I observe these men in their workshops to try to understand what precedes this daily, almost feminine dance, and I realize that they too in a way turn, not on themselves, but they turn the clay pieces. At the end of the day, the ceramists stack the tajine hats in opposite directions; even though these hats are static, they retain the trace of the hand that turned the object, giving the impression that they are still turning. I see them as spinning tops.”
The artist is also interested in the aesthetics of traditional Moroccan households, which shape everyday visuals, in this case wooden objects: kitchen utensils, dishes and dining tables. In this vein, Marion Mounic continued her research in a carpentry workshop, where craftsmen turn wood.
open studio (the artist is present):
Thursday, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, 2pm – 6pm
This project is supported by Institut Français du Maroc and Institut Français de Rabat.