In 2013, I was invited to Villa Romana, Florence for a residency, which brings artists from the southern Mediterranean and a curator from the northern and eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. It was under the coverage of the project called "PAS DE DEUX: 5 x 2 x 2. Mediterranean dialogues" curated by Alya Sebti and Angelika Stepken. I was coupled with the Moroccan artist Simohammed Fettaka. The goal was to spend an intensive time with the artist for two weeks, while trying to for a participation of book with our answers to the question "Where are we now?". Fettaka mainly works with moving image, thus he merges documentary sequences with imageries and ideas that are shaped by political criticism. Therefore, his artistic practice covers a diverse range of work from photographs, video, sound art and site-specific installations to performance. The most outstanding element of his works is imbedded in how he connects humour and irony with the politics of identity and representation. Fetekka uses animals in his work to express and question the conditions of the human beings in a more direct and simple way. During the residency, we collaboratively wrote an open story, which has six endings and multiple plot organizations, by referring to Fettaka's works and to animals that were taking place in his works.
Begin your journey of exploration of the dialogues within Les Voyages by clicking the cover image.
Download a PDF of Les Voyages, by Simohammed Fettake and Basak Senova, by following this link.