Attokoussy is a project of art and research that opens spaces of reflection and expression in regard to the rituals and beliefs in Morocco. Rites exist in each culture, each social class, each geographical space and epoch, including the most contemporary ones. They defy time, vary according to cultures and religions, and are predominantly of unknown origins. The presence of these stories and rituals, inherent in all the regions of the world, is particularly strong in the mores and the dailies in Morocco. Orally transmitted, those practices constitute a rich intangible heritage and are constantly operating within the collective unconscious.
On the basis of these findings, Le Cube – independent art room invites four Moroccan artists, Zainab Andalibe, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir and Leila Sadel, to reflect together on themes related to myths and rituals, in order to develop endogenous and contemporary thoughts on the aforementioned subjects. This project is motivated by the need to propose new perspectives in regard to these themes, which have long been discussed and folklorized, but also to analyze their impacts and challenges in our current globalized societies.
The confrontation of the research, experiences and visions of the Moroccan artists with artists from Austria, Iran and Australia has given a greater amplitude to the project, and opened, for Attokoussy, new avenues of reflection.
The artists’ research and works are presented first during an open studio at Le Cube – independent art room, then in a collective exhibition.