Randa Maroufi

Ciudadanxs

[BIO] 

Born in 1987 in Casablanca. She currently lives and works in Paris. Randa Maroufi is a graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco (2010) and the School of Fine Arts, Angers, France (2013).+

[TXT] 

Being a citizen means living, knowing and transforming the urban space. How do we live the city? How do bodies affect and are affected by physical spaces or by the policies that modify them? +

Bab Sebta

HD video | Sound | Color | 19’ | 2019

Bab Sebta is a series of recreated situations observed at the border in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on Moroccan Soil. This site is the scene of the trafficking of manufactured goods sold at a discount; thousands of people work there every day.
The film takes place in a specific place and time: the border between Spain and Morocco, which is rife with stories of contraband and proves to be an excellent playing field in which to stage people in movement. A choreography takes shape in a pendular spatialised period: three moments, three distinct movements, each corresponding to the steps of the border crossing, help frame the camera’s journey and the film’s common thread.

Stand-by office

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 13’20’’ | 2017

We are introduced to a group of people within an office environment. everyday work
gestures are observed throughout the building. nothing seems out of place. As the camera leads us steadily through the rooms our perception of this particular space gradually changes. We are left wondering: what does this office mean to this group of people?
*We Are Here is a group of refugees in Amsterdam that does not get any housing provided by the government but also is not allowed to work and therefore should live on the street.
The group decided to make the inhumane situation that they have to live in visible, by no longer hiding, but showing the situation of refugees that are out of procedure in The Netherlands.

The ParK

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 14’ | 2015

A slow meandering camera in an abandoned amusement park in the heart of Casablanca. The film draws a portrait of the youth who frequent this place and it exposes snapshots of their life, meticulously reframed and often inspired by images found on social networks. Desire to question different points of view and to multiply possibilities: politically charged moments, danger frozen in time, instant before acting out… between immediacy and illusion, audience observes “something about to happen” and is invited to accept an experience of duration.

Bab Sebta

HD video | Sound | Color | 19’ | 2019

Bab Sebta is a series of recreated situations observed at the border in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on Moroccan Soil. This site is the scene of the trafficking of manufactured goods sold at a discount; thousands of people work there every day.
The film takes place in a specific place and time: the border between Spain and Morocco, which is rife with stories of contraband and proves to be an excellent playing field in which to stage people in movement. A choreography takes shape in a pendular spatialised period: three moments, three distinct movements, each corresponding to the steps of the border crossing, help frame the camera’s journey and the film’s common thread.

Stand-by office

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 13’20’’ | 2017

We are introduced to a group of people within an office environment. everyday work
gestures are observed throughout the building. nothing seems out of place. As the camera leads us steadily through the rooms our perception of this particular space gradually changes. We are left wondering: what does this office mean to this group of people?
*We Are Here is a group of refugees in Amsterdam that does not get any housing provided by the government but also is not allowed to work and therefore should live on the street.
The group decided to make the inhumane situation that they have to live in visible, by no longer hiding, but showing the situation of refugees that are out of procedure in The Netherlands.

The ParK

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 14’ | 2015

A slow meandering camera in an abandoned amusement park in the heart of Casablanca. The film draws a portrait of the youth who frequent this place and it exposes snapshots of their life, meticulously reframed and often inspired by images found on social networks. Desire to question different points of view and to multiply possibilities: politically charged moments, danger frozen in time, instant before acting out… between immediacy and illusion, audience observes “something about to happen” and is invited to accept an experience of duration.

Layouts, transits and citadels

CITADELS is made up, on the one hand, by the exhibition Layouts, Transits and Citadels in which artists from all over the world present their vision of the urban and the common space and, on the other, by three single-channel sessions, in focused on the work of four of these artists, delving into their individual speeches, whose investigation draws from the social, the poetic and the intimate.

Wednesday 27 oct | 20:30 – 21:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Wednesday 27 oct | 21:30 – 22:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Thursday 28 oct | 20:30 – 22:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane

28 – 31 oct

Fundación Luís Seoane