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Still from ‘Galb’Echaouf’ (2021) by Abdessamad El Montassir
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Film Screening: The Daghour was always in Bloom

1 May, 6.30–8pm

Join artists Adham Faramawy and Hicham Gardaf at Kettle’s Yard for a screening of films by Moroccan filmmakers.

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During their residency at Kettle’s Yard as part of 20/20, Faramawy has been exploring the dynamics of hospitality by examining the relationship between the roles of host and guest. This event, organised by Faramawy in collaboration with Hicham Gardaf, draws inspiration from research that was undertaken in Kettle’s Yard’s archive, specifically materials that document the experiences of Jim and Helen Ede as both hosts and guests during the time they lived in Tangier, Morocco, from 1936 to 1952.

This event is named after a sequence from Abdessamad El Montassir’s (b.1989, Saidate, Morocco) 2021 video Galb’Echaouf and uses the daghour plant as both a symbol and metaphor to highlight the resilience inherent in the North African Saharawi body. Using gesture and voice, the selected films will explore the themes of connection to the land, ecology, migration, and indigeneity.


Nadir Bouhmouch (b.1990, Casablanca, Morocco)

Timnadin N Rif (2017)

Hicham Gardaf (b.1989, Tangier, Morocco)

In Praise of Slowness (2023)

Abdessamad El Montassir (b.1989, Saidate, Morocco)

Galb’Echaouf (2021)

Izza Gemini (b.1942, Casablanca, Morocco)

Aïta (1988)

About the Artists

Adham Faramawy

Adham Faramawy works across media works exploring the entanglement of land, rivers and migratory flow through history, mythology and flora. Through body, gesture and movement, their performance for camera pieces explore ideas of borders, boundaries, and fluid subjectivities centring the nuanced and complex relationships between marginalised bodies and place.

Faramawy is an Egyptian artist based in London. They have screened and exhibited their work at Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London; Serpentine Gallery, London, and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff. They were shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2021 and 2017, were the recipient of the Frieze London Artist Award 2023 and is currently artist in residence at Kettle’s Yard.

Hicham Gardaf

Hicham Gardaf works across photography and film, using them as vehicles to engage people in critical conversations with their immediate environment. A large part of Hicham’s practice delves into transformations of contemporary landscape in relation to time, space, and politics of place. He is particularly drawn to the social spaces we inhabit, such as buildings, streets, and cities, and he researches the practices we apply to these places by reshaping, appropriating, and controlling them.

Gardaf is a Moroccan artist based in London. He has screened and exhibited his work at the Berlinale, Berlin, Frac MÉCA, Bordeaux, Centre Pompidou, Paris, MACAAL, Marrakech, Towner, Eastbourne, and Artist Space, New York.

About 20/20

20/20 is led by the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute and supported by funding from Arts Council England, the Freelands Foundation and University of the Arts London. The programme brings together 20 emerging or mid-career ethnically diverse artists who may identify as black, brown, or as people of colour, with 20 public art collections – leading to 20 new permanent acquisitions in museums and galleries across the UK.


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