حياة عادية /La Vie Ordinaire/Ordinary Life
An immersive performance by Matthew Stone and Phoebe Collings-James
9 pm - 11.30pm
Note: Exact timing of strictly women-only and men-only performances tbc. Please enquire at Rhiad el-Fenn, Marrakech in person for further details and booking.
Capacity is severely limited.
Special thanks to Rick Owens & Michele Lamy.
Thanks to the boutique of Mustapha Blaoue in Marrakech.
Marrakech Biennale 4th Biennale - Surrender
29th February - 4th March 2012
An International gathering of performance, screening and debate
Higher Atlas (Exhibition): 29th February - End of May 2012
Curated by Nadim Samman and Carson Chan
The Marrakech Biennale is pleased to announce the dates for the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale, 29thFebruary- 4th March with the Main Visual Arts Exhibitions running from the 29th February - End of May.
Marrakech Biennale works to form cultural bridges and dialogues creating a forum for debate, free thinking and the exchange of ideas through contemporary Visual Art, Literature and Film. The opening 5 days will be titled Surrender and will consist of Performances, Debates, Talks and Screenings as well as the opening of the Main Visual Arts Exhibition.
For more information on the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale click here.
We have approached this work with interconnection rather than cultural difference in mind. Whilst individual contemporary cultural ideas exist about the body and its representation, the physical bodily experience of our immersive performance for an audience within a functioning hammam is abstract and as yet undefined. We aren’t consciously remixing Morrocan culture, but beggining a genuine experiment within an exciting and unique context, both architecturally and environmentally. In the conversations we have had with Morrocans, we found that they drew conceptual parralels between our intentions for the performance and aspects of Sufi mysticism. I think we’d find something of our intention in every culture. The structure of the sound we are producing for the performance draws on what are essentially archaic ecstasy techniques, except we have replaced shamanic drum patterns with computer generated electronic tones.