Initiated in February 2017, Kibrit has developed through multiple forms, such as collaborative researches, mappings, artistic interventions, residency programmes, exhibitions, conferences, screenings, publications and the creation of a web platform.
As a conclusion of this year long collaborative work, Kibrit: Reactivating collective histories, shares spaces and common places functions as a polyphonic and itinerant final public restitution between the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca and Algiers. Mirroring the diversity of locations, approaches and methodologies endorsed, the programme moves from performances to workshops, round table discussions, screenings and an exhibition all open to the public. While aiming at presenting and sharing the results of the path already undertaken, these days of gathering are also conceived as a moment of (self)critical and open reflection on the means available for artists, cultural actors and citizens to reactivate collective memories about to disappear and historical narratives veiled by the grandeur of a dominant History.FACEBOOK EVENT PROGRAMME
Curated by LE 18 as part of KIBRIT, Qanat is a curatorial multidisciplinary research project, which integrates a series of talks with performances, artistic residencies, an exhibition, collaborative researches, and participative walks and cartographies. Qanat investigates the spaces of water, its routes and (in)visible traces, exploring its spatial, sonic, olfactory and visual memories and embodiments. In between the deep wells of urban memories, rural histories, ancestral traditions, contemporary practices and the policies shaping modernity, Qanat carries multiple knowledges and visions on the politics and poetics of water memory.FACEBOOK EVENT PROGRAMME
We are very happy to announce that KIBRIT and Platform HARAKAT will be part of FOCUS MEDITERRANIA at SWAB Barcelona International Art Fair 2017.
FOCUS MEDITERRANIA, curated by Xavier de Luca, includes artistic projects from Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Catalonia, offering an in-depth approximation into the cultural contexts of the Euro-Mediterranean region. During the fair, we will be presenting the projects developed by each KIBRIT partner, with a special focus on Platform Harakat, a project reflecting upon the traditions and contradictions of travelling and its multiple meanings weaved in the Mediterranean, Sahel and West African regions, developed by CeRCCa together with a group of artists, writers and curators and conceived as a step beyond the NACMM (North Africa Cultural Mobility Map).
KIBRIT and Platform HARAKAT are projects supported by SouthMed CV, a programme cofunded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme MedCulture, Anna Lindh Foundation and the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya and the SGSAH.
NACMM > KIBRIT ENCOUNTERS > BCN is conceived as a moment to share reflections on topics such as artistic mobility, knowledge and collective memory production and artistic and curatorial practices for the reactivation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the Arab region. It invites curators and artists to present their work, research and methods, while also introducing the reflection and actions developed by NACMM - North Africa Cultural Mobility Map through its project HARAKAT as well as through the KIBRIT programme.
With presentations by Xavier de Luca, Pau Cata and Francesca Masoero; artists talks by Christina Schultz, Domènec and Marta Vallejo Herrando; and the screening of the films Moi, un noir, by Ro Caminal, Le Paradis, by Bárbara Sánchez Barroso and the DJART’14 documentary.FACEBOOK EVENT PROGRAMME + INFO
Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops and screenings, the KIBRIT research seminar organised at Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research is conceived as a wide, fragmented narrative on the reactivation of our forgotten histories and collective utopias, particularly those that nourished the 1960s and 1970s in Morocco, Algeria and the region. Introducing modalities to reactivate histories and situations, the invited artists, researchers and curators share not only the willingness to give a new visibility to the too often forgotten narratives, years of fighting, utopias, ideals, and collective movements of the past, but also to investigate ways to reactivate these very ideals and values in the present and for the future.
With Marie Pierre Bouthier, Yasmina Reggad, Massinissa Selmani, Mohamed Fariji, Kenan Darwich and Omar Nicolas (Fehras Publishing Practices), Yasmina Naji and Nadine Atallah. Together with screenings of the films by Ali Essafi and Marwa Arsanios.
Photo credit ©Massinissa Selmani, 1000 villagesFACEBOOK EVENT PROGRAMME
We are happy to announce that the call for participation to KIBRIT artistic residency programme 2017 is now OPEN! The programme is run by LE 18 (Marrakech) and Ramallah Municipality (Ramallah). Applicants are invited to specify to which location and research focus they are applying to. The residency programme aims at offering the opportunity to artists, curators or cultural researchers coming from, or working in North Africa and the Middle East to spend one month in either Marrakech or Ramallah researching or producing artworks linked to cultural heritage and collective memory in the two cities.
Application deadline: 25 June 2017
We are delighted to invite you to the official launch of Kibrit, a new collaborative program of research and production around contemporary artistic and curatorial practices engaged into the reactivation of heritage and collective memory. The launching event will take place in the context of the Jaou festival, on 13th May 2017 at BAC Art Center (Tunis).
Opening exhibition and public restitution of the new edition of the project Résidences de Création BCN>ALG>TNS 2016-2017, initiated by JISER and part of Kibrit.
The exhibition is the final step of a residency program that saw artists Houssem Mokeddem (Algiers), Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (Barcelona) and Slim Gomri (Tunis) spending 10 weeks in Tunis, investigating the city.