Underground Casablanca, male members of Cheikh Ghassens and Jouk Attamtil Albidaoui, a theatre company, performs traditional songs dressed in cheikhat, women singers. They sing Aita - music and poetry from central Morocco - and some songs from the judeo-moroccan repertoire in a piece called Kabareh Cheikhats, directed by Ghassan el Hakim. Rim Battal's documentary features the gradual construction of feminity through the preparations for the show.
Rim Battal, moroccan poet and artist based in Paris since 2013. Her photography, videos and installations were featured in several galleries in Morocco and France, art fairs and festivals in USA and UK. Her photography and installations Mariage(s) were part of the inaugural exhibition of MMVI, moroccan contemporary art museum in 2014. She published two poetry books, Latex (2017) and Vingt poèmes et des poussières (2015). Her poetry can be read also in different poetry magazines and collective books in France, Morocco and Lebanon.
Born in Casablanca in 1987.
Selected exhibitions, projections and art fairs :
Collective exhibition at Palace Saadi by CMOOA, Marrakech, Morocco, 2017
Collective exhibition Carte blanche Deborah De Robertis at Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, France, 2016
Collective exhibition at Palace Saadi by CMOOA, Marrakech, Morocco, 2016
International video art exchange – Marrakech and Philippines art month, Morocco, Philippines, 2016
Carte blanche exhibition, projection and reading XXIème sexe (Univ. Lyon 7), France, 2016
Contemporary African art fair à New York, USA, 2015
No man's land, solo exhibition at Voice gallery, Marrakech, Morocco, 2015
Collective exhibition Fém. Pluriel at Fondation Dar Bellarj, Morocco, 2015
Inaugural exhibition of MMVI, moroccan museum of modern and contemporary art, Rabat, Morocco, 2014/2015
Art residence at Cité internationale des arts of Paris, 2013/2014