ABDESSAMAD EL MONTASSIR Achayef

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Achayef
16:33
2018 – ongoing
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Project supported by IMéRA, Institut Français du Maroc, Le Cube – independent art room and Moussem Nomadic Art Center.

How do traumatic events arise in the bodies of descendants?
Can a plant be an indicator of the socio-political balance of power in a given territory? 
Achayef is a project that examines the possible narrative forms of transmission, between generations, of stories silenced by History and buried by ancestors.
In order to serve this purpose, its multi-temporal enunciation summons narratives of plants, mythologies and fictional narratives, and interviews with scientists and citizens.

Abdessamad el Montassir is artist-researcher affiliated with the advanced research institute IMéRA in Marseilles and with Le Cube – independent art room in Rabat.
Born in Boujdour, Sahara (southwestern Morocco), he uses the places of his childhood as a starting point for rethinking histories with reference to collective memories, fictions, and non-material archives.

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