2018 Youmein Festival Round Table

This episode was recorded on August 3 at a roundtable held at the Old American Legation as part of the 4th edition of Tangier’s annual Youmein Festival.

In a conversation moderated by Youmein Festival Artistic Director and anthropologist A. George Bajalia, curators Myriam Amroun (coordinator of DJART ’14, Algiers, and founder of RHIZOME) and Laila Hida (founding director of Le 18, Marrakech), discussed how limits are expressed in art, and how limits define the boundaries of an artistic community or the public.

The roundtable discussion questioned how limits, either self-imposed or externally enforced, can both restrict and encourage progress in the arts as well as in social, cultural, and urban communities. It also addressed topics such as boundaries in art and creative practices, and the relationships that emerge among stakeholders in different artistic communities.

Presented by Borderline Theatre Project and the American Language Center in Tangier, the 2018 Youmein Creative Media Festival was a co-production with DABATEATR, in partnership with the Tangier-American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), the Tangier American Language Center, and Association Tanger Région Action Culturelle (ATRAC).

Links to le 18 and DJART can be found at: https://le18marrakech.com/en/?v=7516fd43adaa

Also, the link to the “Anarquech” exhibition referred to in the round table can be found at:

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