Tetuan, Tetuán, Tetwan
2K two-channel video, 33 min, wooden structures, archival documents,
research material and silkscreen-printed posters, 2021
Installation views of the group show Notes for an Eye Fire Panorama 21 at MACBA, Barcelona,
curated by Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna) and Hiuwai Chu.
Photos by Roberto Ruiz.
Poster design by Sofia Fahli, Casablanca. Printed at Taller 57, Barcelona.
The design of the posters makes reference to the infamous stamp series by Mariano Bertuchi, known as the painter of the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco, that depicted so-called folkloric scenes and the advances of colonial industrialization. Reversing the gaze towards the settler, the posters showcase two archival images and a photograph taken by the artist that refer to colonial symbols that still pervade the Spanish collective unconscious, while pointing to the issues examined in each chapter.
_Chapter 1 (Barcelona): Transfer of "La Batalla de Tetuan" by Fortuny to the Museu de la Ciutadella, 28/03/1957, Pérez de Rozas, Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona.
_Chapter 2 (Madrid): Otto Wunderlich, Cavalry of the Moorish Guard escorting Franco's car along the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, 04/01/1940, Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte.
_Chapter 3 (Tetuán): Movie theater “Español”, Tétouan, Morocco.
Montage of historical graphic documents referring to Morocco (1859-1978).
Documents and research material from previous steps of the project (2018-2021).