For this new edition of the summer’s lab, Le Cube – independent art room is pleased to invite the artists Imane Djamil and Mouhcine Rahaoui for a one-month research residency.
Mouhcine Rahaoui’s work finds its roots in the Jerrada region, where he grew up. His projects aspire to be witnesses of the history of this city and its inhabitants whose principal economic activity has been based on the exploitation of coal mines for a long time.
Even though the mines have been officially closed, they continue to be exploited clandestinely and determine the economic, sanitary and historical destiny of several workers and their families.
Imane Djamil is a photographer and poet who lives and works in Casablanca. Her visual and literary work is a research on the very fine line separating the real and the sublime in what she calls Géographies Mentales. Contingent and inter-cultural worlds mingle through an assemblage of narratives, thus creating new topographies.
In her quest for the documentation of time and space through fantasy and fiction, Imane Djamil currently explores the Al Firdaous lake, known earlier as Carrière Schneider.
During the summer’s lab, Imane Djamil and Mouhcine Rahaoui will be provided with time and space to work and to develop new techniques or research.
Since the residency neither requires the production of artworks nor the organization of an exhibition, the artists are encouraged to engage in experimental work and to open new possibilities for their projects.