Calypso3621

Europe
Art discipline: Beeldende kunst
Participated in ICAF in: 2020

Out.of.the.blue.map

Out.of.the.blue.map is a context-sensitive, itinerant curatorial research program exploring the notion of permanent liminality within Mediterranean [fluid+solid] territories.

It is led by Calypso36°21, a Franco-Moroccan women's collectivecomposed of graphic designer Manon Bachelier, architect Justine Daquin, curator Zoé Le Voyer and cultural project manager Sanaa Zaghoud.

Anchored between Morocco, France, and the Netherlands, the program operates a collective and critical rethinking of governance systems shaping the Mediterranean [fluid+solid] borderscapes.  2019 to 2020, this collaborative effort brings together Moroccan and Dutch artists, researchers, designers, architects and activists whose works contest, question or summon Mediterranean [fluid+solid] geographies.  program is structured around a series of stopovers in Morocco, France and in the Netherlands, during which a cycle of exhibitions and workshops will be organised, from March to December 2020.
Resulting from a 2-years research, a lexicon will be developed, edited, and exhibited throughout the program. Co-produced with designers, artists, journalists and activists, it is an evolving, hybrid editorial object composed of fragments from juridical literature and reports, activists testimonies, artists, media and political discourses, informal narratives and imaginaries as well as visual elements.  The lexicon constitutes in itself an alternative map to Mediterranean [fluid+solid] liminal spaces. It will grow at every step of the program, and will be exhibited throughout the year. Fundamentally, Out.of.the.blue.map constitutes an attempt to compose alternative narratives and maps, going beyond inherited narratives and colonial fictions ; to experiment new ways for borders to be sensed, and made sense of. Out.of.the.blue.map looks at maps as tools to produce alternative knowledge, to explore the multiple meanings of the line, of the very politicized and militarized borderscapes, that of the limbus, the threshold, as a constantly negotiated space, a territory from which we are dispossessed.
is aimed at inhabitants of Moroccan and European Mediterranean [border] territories, and more broadly, at the younger moving generations, to collectively compose an imaginary linked to the common Mediterranean heritage.

 

For ICAF the program will present their work through the display of the lexicon On Drifting and the work of artists Mohammed Laouli and Katrin Ströbel Fluid Boundaries.

Questions and discussions will be raised on the Mediterranean territory, and what it means to make an iterative archive.

back