People's Stories - Morocco - DATE

Ancestral rituals passed down through generations engage our bodies and memories as a depository of our material and immaterial Archive. A multiplicity of forms including ritual and orality served as conveyors of heritage. Rituals, song, poetry, dance and folktales are all archives in their own right; carriers of collective memories and histories. This iteration of People’s Stories engaged with various archival forms to complexify and expand methodologies that shift narratives. To appropriate heritage material, we drew on a diverse constellation of elements that keep alive local and regional forms of transmission. In collaboration with LE 18 and Dar Bellarj, our two Marrakech-based partner spaces, we took on these questions departing from a Moroccan vantage point, while engaging networks and connections beyond colonial borders.

The program included public talks, performances and screenings.