Taleb cherche midi (Maroc)


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The Moroccan artist Abdellatif Ben Faidoul, resident at the Rijksakademie in 2001 and 2002, developed in cooperation with Abdelaziz Taleb a Video Art Platform in Agadir (Morocco) under the name Taleb Cherche Midi. In the framework of RAIN. Aim of the video artists is to establish a platform for video art in Morocco that will stimulate the knowledge, possibilities and experience for video artists in the country. It wants to stimulate an open and critically debate and wishes to create an alternative space for a new generation of artists. The organisation of internationally video art workshops with European video artists and Moroccan video art students was a starting point in this process and wanted to make the connection between the art worlds from the east and the west. Videokaravaan Videokaravaan is curated by Abdelaziz Taleb and Abdellatif Benfaidoul, two Moroccan artists, now living in Cologne and Amsterdam. They see the project as a "nomadic program", which, amongst other things includes a database of video artists and filmmakers from the Arab and North African region. Videokaravaan is travelling through various countries using presentations and discussions to expand the current aesthetics of video and media practices, diversify the Western perspective of art from the Arab world, and to acquaint the West with Arab artists. An additional goal is to generate a network of interdisciplinary cooperation. This website is only shows some of the activities. For more information: see the website www.videokaravaan.org.