In an attempt to trace the cultural and family backgrounds of the artist, who lives and works in Morocco, we end up making a long trip to the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
The contemporary state of the world is that of the cultural mix, it follows an uprooting and displacement resulting reverberations on the individual. The man in exile becomes uprooted tree, a painful path to regaining stability in liquid and con temporary space floating.
The sculpture is a founding function space that becomes a place of life and identity negotiation process in the confrontation with alterite.
The artist could only choose the medium of sculpture а three dimensions to decline an evolution, that of uprooting, search the home, resilience, and finally the rest. A process that involves individuals, communities and the world.
The tree and biological systems are a metaphor for the cultural condition which eradicated, becomes multi-rooted with а the transformation of its own practices, resisting and responding to external pressures to become, on the surface, which extends root in several directions rather than pretending to be anchored in the depths of the earth.
Text by MARIA GIOVANNA MANCINI-