This residency follows on from a research residency at Le Cube in 2021.
In connection with her work, visual artist Marion Mounic is exploring the ambiguities that make up the closely related gestures of making and cooking food.
Through her work, she aims to gain a holistic understanding of the sources and anchor points of these everyday practices. She is interested in all the dimensions that run through it – economic, social, political and historical.
Marion Mounic wants to divide her residency between the pottery studio Sahara in Oulja, where men turn the dishes, and Oued Lahou, where women assemble the dishes.
She sees these “scraped” dishes as an act of resistance on the part of the women, as they develop a technique on which they alone depend. Through these creations, an entire organization is articulated modifying the codes and organization of an established system.
It is with this dual capacity to mobilize the body and the mind that her future work takes shape.
This residence project is supported by the Institut Français du Maroc and the Institut Français de Rabat.