site-specific intervention / video 5’26
May 2015, Playa Blanca - Morroco
Playa Blanca Lab Residency
Good Deal is a site-specific intervention, realized at the beach of Playa Blanca, a little village in the Moroccan shore of the Strait of Gibraltar.
My intervention came in response of the time spend living at the border of Africa and Europe. My memories from childhood from the other side, the East frontier of the central European block were awaken as a cold, dark echo of disintegration. As an innocent dreamer I decided to build a frontier line over the border, which will be destroyed by the high tide, allowing the sea to become a sculptor and an unifying power which will bring back these naked, mutilated, female bodies into free matter, into nature that does not need artificial borders. The repetitive pattern of the mould, aspired to question women's role, rights and personal free will, so many times not considered. My sand women were free as the essence of Earth, constituted by interconnectedness and gentle integration.
Camera: Amine El Gotaibi
Thanks to: Ismael, Kamal Boulal, Zvezdelina Stoyanova, Halimatou Diallo, Dr G. Schillinger
Dedicated to Blanka Palamós i Claramunt.
While trying out the stiffness of my mold, a group of teens spending the day at the beach decided to take part and intervened, by covering first the bust with seaweed and later, by building over an entire body.
The day I started with the whole line, I was nicely surprised, by the generous help of Ismael. He had arrived from Tangier with some friends to swim, but instead he preferred to stay with me, helping me to fill the mold with sand. We built together 34 pieces.
Dichotomy Of A Good Deal
Built borderline over the borderline. Divided lives goes away. Unique, different, similar, human. The identity of the mass. The mass economy. The patterns. The repetitions. The cycles... We have arrived at the end of the beginning. We are like the stones, marked by the test of time and experience. Our society is changing with the velocity of a rock, consumed by the air, water and wind. We are the nature. We are powerful. We create artificial intelligence while crippling human's one. Under development. Constant. Faster. More. Better... The future. The instilled fear is instructing goods for the market. Programmed and precise. The order. Our trace is deleted before we footstep.
Is the whine a form of dialog?
Dicotomía del Buen Trato
La frontera construida sobre la frontera. Vidas divididas que parten. Únicas, diferentes, similares, humanas. La identidad de la masa. La economía de masas. Los moldes. La repetición. Los ciclos... Llegamos al final del principio. Somos como las piedras, marcadas por el paso del tiempo y la experiencia. Nuestra sociedad cambia con la velocidad de una roca, consumida por el aire, el agua y el viento. Somos la naturaleza. Somos poderosos. Creamos inteligencia artificial mientras mutilamos la humana. En desarrollo. Constante. Más rápido. Más. Mejor... El futuro. El miedo inculcado adiestra para ser buen mercado. Programado y preciso. El orden. Nuestra huella es borrada antes de dar el paso.
¿Es el gemido forma de dialogo?