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Sunset


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Sunset


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Action for Casablanca


Spring Sunset

While Arab revolutions are in full swing in 2011, Sarah Trouche is invited to introduce an action in Casablanca. African north explosive context encourages her to question changes generated by such popular uprisings. Those are political, social, economic and religious shifts. She questions more particularly the place of Islam in the Arab societies, as well as its role within the institutions. If the revolution has very little affected the Moroccan society, some shifts and improvements have been decided by the king leading much closer to democratization. Other countries as Tunisia or Egypt managed to make their dictators fall and have taken the choice of a return to religious orders. The catch of power by the Muslims brothers in Egypt and the rise of Ennahda in Tunisia are indeed noticed. The artist then asks the question of the place and the role of the religious actors within newly liberated societies. She accomplishes a first action in Casablanca, where she appears dressed in black, and the face covering with a long blue cloth. This latter is supported by a long wooden stem leaving the head up to the soil. While supporting the wooden, the artists stem turns on it, projecting the cloth of the top downwards.
The length of the strange prosthesis leads to a rocking, if the dance can last indefinitely, fall is likely to happen. It means that the new societies blindly go forward on an unstable thread. A notion that she develops with a second action (Brownstone Paris foundation) where she is dense cloud on two arches of metallic circle. Her body is entirely covered with black painting. While another woman vigorously whips the trembling arches, the artist tries to stay. She fights against pressure and fall. The face in the whip is a metaphor of the sharia which tries by every possible means to barely destabilize hatched societies.

Julie Crenn

Curator open studio by Mehdi Brit
Fondation Brownstone Paris

Performance
Action for Casablanca