Hamza Halloubi Work

Walking and Talking , 2018-2019

Dimensions variable with installation, Single channel video projection, 7:22 min, color, sound


Writing Back (2019–2021) is an attempt to paint a portrait of Cherifa, an enigmatic Moroccan woman who lived in Tangiers in the 1960s. Exotified in the writings of Jane and Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs who fetishized this woman’s illiterateness, the video addresses shadow and silence as strategies for deflecting the orientalist gaze.