BiC Digital consists of a new website www.biennalecasablanca.net which will bring together the latest artists’ news from the biennial; conversations with cultural partners from Casablanca, Morocco and internationally; a video program; as well as a creative laboratory proposing to re-articulate the biennial residency program, its artistic collaborations, exhibition formats, and public engagement.
The bimonthly online events will begin Thursday, October 15 with Casablanca in Conversation ( 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., GMT + 1 ) a discussion between Sofiane Benkhassala (Chargé de Mission – Cultural Action, French Institute of Casablanca), Mohamed Rachdi (Founder, H2 / 61.26) and Faysal Ziza (Founder, Divers’cité), around the impact of the health crisis on life and culture in Casablanca, the emergence of new modes of artistic creation, and new forms of dialogue with the public. Conversation in French moderated by Christine Eyene (Artistic Director, International Biennale of Casablanca).
From 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (GMT + 1), the multidisciplinary artist and South African DJ based in Paris Mo Laudi will present a new sound piece inspired by the photographic practice of George Hallett (1942-2020) exhibited at the BiC Project Space(Casablanca) last February. This new commission takes as its starting point the relationship between Hallett’s life, his photography, and South African jazz in exile. Through archives, original compositions, field recordings, and memory, Mo Laudi questions the notion of displacement, mobility, and their implications on a political, mental, spiritual, and emotional level. He also draws a parallel with his own voluntary exile after leaving South Africa to live in London and Paris.
Registration on the biennial website: www.biennalecasablanca.net