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Photographer Fatima Mazmouz unveils her series “Résistantes-Chikhates”

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Photographer Fatima Mazmouz unveils her work on the dancing body of the Chikha. An opus which is part of her long work on the colonial body. To be discovered until October 30 at the Kulte Center for Contemporary Art gallery in Rabat.

Photographer Fatima Mazmouz is advancing in her research on identity and its articulations. After the “bandaging body” around pregnancy, the “broken body” on abortion, the “magical body” on witchcraft, she presents her work on the “colonial body” through the dancing body of the Chikha.

Composed of an installation of performance-like photographs and sculptures, her exhibition called “Résistantes-Chikhates” is on display until October 30 at the Kulte Center for Contemporary Art gallery in Rabat. “ In the dancing body of the Chikha, the woman becomes by turns a rooster, snake and horse,” describes the artist.

Part of the living history of popular culture in Morocco, the Chikha is a woman warrior, a resistance fighter who fights with dance and words, thus renewing, through her body, the traditional oral history of a country. »

Through her series, Fatima Mazmouz deconstructs, once again with force, the social and political culture which establishes relations of domination and exploitation.

“Résistantes-Chikhates”, a series presented in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms (London, United Kingdom) and Kulte Center for Contemporary Art and Editions (Rabat, Morocco).

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