19 December 2020 – 21 February 2021
Curator: M’hammed Kilito
Artistic Director: Meriem Berrada
Scenography: Zineb Andress Arraki
Exhibition produced by MAFODER
MACAAL welcomes Tempus Fugit, a group photography exhibition produced and directed by MAFODER Group under the curatorship of M’hammed Kilito.
The exhibition features eight Moroccan photographers, bringing together work created during the confinement and deconfinement periods around a shared project: to document this particular time and space, each in his or her own way. The works led to the creation of a diverse photographic corpus of over 50 prints, each one a representation of everyday life as time stood still.
In his book The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus argues that it is when Man becomes aware of the absurdity his own condition that he can reinvent it, bringing sense to the world. The production of this photographic project stretches from the beginning of confinement in Morocco until a month after its suspension. Each photographer had free rein to document this period and to offer his or her own vision and individual analysis. A shift in the perception of space and of time, our relationships to each other and to ourselves.
The final photographic body of work reunites the many stories showing different visions and approaches, intimate experiences either shared or solo; a mosaic of personal points of view, bits of individual stories that enter into dialogue, responding to one another in a resolutely minimalist scenography designed by Zineb Andress Arraki to reconstitute a thorough cartography of this atypical moment in time.
Between photojournalism, graphic interplay, stagings, artistic and poetic experimentations, Tempus Fugit intersects and interweaves moments of life, contemporary archives that reveal the diverse facets of today’s Morocco.
WALID BENDRA – HICHAM BENOHOUD – IMANE DJAMIL – SEIF KOUSMATE – MEHDY MARIOUCH – FATIMA ZOHRA SERRI – YZZA SLAOUI – YASSINE TOUMI
© Ayoub El Bardii