by Bouchra Khalili
9 min | 2006
An aerial journey over an unspecified major Western city. We see a large television screen that projects advertising images in public space, a heavily urbanized architecture, an occupied coast. At the same time, voices evoke meetings, failed or still to come, cinema as utopia and “the world as the will to represent.”
Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan artist, born in Casablanca. She is the program director and a board member of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, an artist-run organization established in 2006. The mission of the Cinémathèque de Tanger is to develop film culture in Morocco and to provide Tangier’s public with quality programs that reflect the diversity of film production. As an artist, Bouchra Khalili’s work has been shown extensively internationally, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée Nationale du Grand Palais (Paris), the Caixa Forum Foundation (Barcelona), the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Queens Museum of Art (New York), and the Reina Sofia National Museum (Madrid).