STORY DEALERS, 2015

In-Situ multi-channel sound installation

34’05’’ (in loop)

Story dealers, a multichannel sound installation in the old Portuguese cistern of El Jadida, is the result of a process of research and inquiry into the relationship of the inhabitants of the city with their patrimony. Starting from their testimonies, the artist extracts and recomposes a choir of histories around the site. Memories, projections, anecdotes, myths and legends thus reactivate the silence of the cistern and transport the inhabitants of El Jadida back to the place they deserted. Inspired by the figures of the storyteller and the tourist guide, the artist aims to re-write the history of the place, between historical facts and fictional accounts.