Chergui

Chergui, meaning “the eastern wind” in Arabic, is a piece I edited using found footage from the archives of the Cinematheque of Tangiers. Through these oneiric scenes of women walking in the countryside, Chergui evokes the fleeting, ungraspable nature of memory, as the images form and unform, following the oscillating rhythm of remembering and forgetting. The eastern wind carries these memories away, like grains of sand slipping through my fingers.

HD video, 24fps, colour, sound, 4’55 min, 2019.

Sound design by Oscar Abdullah

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