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6 April 2023





Ecologies of the Sea: Time Machine Performance, screening and discussion

Tarek Bouraque Amine Lahrach Jamila Bargach

The Moroccan Atlantic coastline is full of histories, mobilities, and transformations. What role do artists and filmmakers have in digging up and recounting these erased memories? What are their storytelling strategies? How do they use space to document and fictionalize what is already buried by time?

Intersecting their practice and research, filmmaker Tarek Bouraque and artist Amine Lahrach invite you to travel through time and along the waters washing the Atlantic coast of Morocco.

For SAFINA, the exploration space is Safi, a city on and off the sea, once crossed by an invisible river now buried under land. Time Machine follows the rebirth of a historical figure; Mustapha Azemmouri; across the river and the sea, from the Sahara to Azemmour, as he reflects on a collective puzzle of 500 years of hidden history.

Opening with a performative intervention by Amine Lahrach (founder of SAFINA), followed by the screening of Time Machine, a hybrid documentary by Tarek Bouraque, the event concludes with a conversation between the two, delving into the ways the witnesses of history and their stories can travel through earth, water, and sky.

This event was live at LE 18 Friday 27th January, 7pm (Morocco), captions are available for the recording.

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