MA / 2015 / 14 min
Punt Wg, Fri May 20, 19.30 – 21.30
In attendence of the artist Randa Maroufi in conversation with film programmer Julian Ross
Tickets 9€ dinner included (vegetarian)
The camera slowly meanders along the sites of an abandoned amusement park in the heart of Casablanca. The film draws a portrait of the youth who frequent this place and exposes snapshots of their life; images that are meticulously reframed after their counterparts on social networks.
About the artist
Randa Maroufi (born 1987, Casablanca) works and lives in Paris. As a Fine Arts graduate from the University in Tetouan, Angers and Le Fresnoy, Randa Maroufi belongs to this generation that grew up in an era dominated by images. She collects them with as much eagerness as suspicion, and ceaselessly questions their veracity. The field of her ambiguous fiction and experimentation encompasses the occupation of public space and gender issues in a continuous search to highlight its founding mechanisms.
Randa Maroufi's work has been presented at art events and film festivals such as The Marrakech Biennale, the Arab World Institute in Paris and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Currently she is developing a new film project in Amsterdam Bijlmer as part of the artist-in-residence program of CBK Zuid Oost, Bradwolff Projects and SMBA.
About the curator
Julian Ross is a member of the short film selection committee at International Film Festival Rotterdam and a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. He has curated performance and film series at Tate Modern, Eye Film Institute, British Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.