During his residency hors les murs, Ziad Naitaddi wishes to produce one of the three parts of his latest photographic work Withered green, thrived red. A work that approaches migration and identity through the prism of internal and external transformation.
As a first step, the artist is working on Prologue, a project that addresses the feeling of exile of the human soul as it goes through a journey of refractions and mutations throughout the process of migration, between what exists and what will exist.
He then creates Epilogue, a project based on the reinterpretation of certain archives (videos, images, sounds) that Moroccans who emigrated to the USSR send to the artist. He tries to write photographically the report of a transformation of the soul through a time occupied by geographical, political, religious and cultural displacement.
Throughout his residency at Le Cube, Ziad Naitaddi will work on the project Interlude and thus conclude his photographic work Withered green, thrived red.
In this project, he visually covers the progress and development of a construction site, the physical and mental state of its builders, aiming to construct a monotonous photographic narrative but which absurdly expresses the permanent evolution of a growing identity, more real and solid.