Tangiers, Marrakech Biennale 2016
This series was taken over the course of two years in Tangiers, Morocco. All the images are captured in the same street intersection and at the same time, between 4:00 and 4:30 am. just before or at dawn. All are seen from the same elevated point of view. They are a voyeur and outsider’s discrete observation of another culture and its locals’ daily habits and routines. Rendered anonymous and phantasmal, there is a crisp contrast between their beings and the obscurity of the pavement. They are moving singly or in pairs among the crepuscular light of dawn, and in what is left of the yellow glow of the night street lights. These women and men who temporarily inhabit this geometry tend to inversely frame it, animating it, like figures on a stark, unadorned board game, ultimately evoking the hooded actors of Samuel Beckett’s Quad.