Over a period of three months, A.MAL ran a research residency with two UK-based artists and three Morocco-based artists. The artists who took part in the residency are; Ismail Zaidy, Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan, Leila Gamaz, Fatima Zohra Serri and 560 Zoom Collective. Together they explored the algae as a material itself but also the social and economical factors at play (e.g. global demand for, so called, sustainable material, exploitation of algae and labour in Morocco and the relation of artificial blooming in algae labs). To do this A.MAL facilitated a series of online workshops, talks and classes ran by industry professionals in both countries. The artists have collaborated to create a new body of work together which premiered at P21 Gallery. The new works include essay films, recorded performances, sound installation, and photography. A series of 4 online public events are being hosted by Dardishi Festival throughout November.
Funded by The British Council Morocco and Arts Council England.