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Bouchra Ouizguen
"Madame Plaza in 15 minutes," 2009

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Bouchra Ouizguen presents an installation mixing elements from her 2009 dance work "Madame Plaza" and a video document of the spectacle, filmed by Valérie Urréa. The piece was performed in collaboration with popular singers and is inspired by the history of Moroccan cabaret chanteuses called "Aïtas". The dance reflects a desire to reinvigorate the popular arts as engaged artistic statements, as well as question historical constructions of femininity and freedom. This work was produced during an artist residency at ESAV-Marrakech in 2008 and its display in "A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places" is Ouizguen’s first participation in a visual arts exhibition.

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