the wasp and the weather - assembly & reflection
20.10.2019, Contour 9 Biennale: “Coltan as Cotton”, nona arts centre: study circle at the occasion of the première, with the participants of the film: M’Hamed El Ouali, Samira Saleh, Mathieu Charles, Abdelhay Ben Abdellah, Mirra Markhaeva, Elli Vassalou, Hooman Jalidi, Mohamed Tawfiq, Fatma Alomrani and Muhned Bnana.
27.2.2020, Z-Files #26, ‘t Klooster, Rotterdam, commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam and BKOR, curated by Maziar Afrassiabi: film screening and study circle with M’Hamed El Ouali, Norah Karrouche, Zaïre Krieger, Zoe Cocchia, Ibrahim Alaoui, Carina Fernandes and Demy Koetsier.
On ‘In a World for All of Us!’ in: TYPP #6 magazine (St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, 2020): M’Hamed El Ouali’s ‘In a world for all of us!’ is one of the five poems that make up the matter of the film the wasp and the weather (2019). By taking a closer look at El Ouali’s poem, I share some of the thoughts that are relevant to the conception of the film.
Repertoires of Recreation, in: TRIGGER #2 magazine (FOMU Antwerp, 2020, forthcoming): “There is a form of attention, of decentring and dissolution that must be learned, in order to preserve and elaborate on what’s already there but still often unheard, overlooked or unacknowledged – in order to see what is already gifted.”