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BARRIERS, 2013

Installation
Variable dimension 

Barriers is an installation of barriers (transenna) which are hand-made in Morocco and a visibly counterfeit assemblage of symbols of interdiction and capitalist economic pervasiveness in a country (and a whole continent) struggling with underdevelopment. Simultaneously being excluded from affluence and included in the global market (as referred to by the Mc Donald logo), Moroccan people typically experience a condition of psychological instability and structural precariousness which is aptly embodied by the fragile and rudimentary products of its essentially manual and artisanal economy. The ‘transenna’ - recycled objects quite common within the country’s material and social landscape - totter on their unstable base, are crippled and patched, suggesting a feeling of uneasiness, although of a reflexive - rather than polemic - kind.