The moroccan visual artist Safaa Erruas, with her project entitled "le Chemin", invited the young seamstresses of the local association Thamghart Noudrar to take a pleasure walk along the mountain paths that surround the village of Imlil, with the aim to encourage them to discover and collect small visual wonders, hidden in the ordinary of those trails that connect their homes to the association[ read more ]
The initiative turned out to be extraordinary, as none of the women had ever actually walked for the sheer pleasure of it, and it has become a way to see a place through new eyes and a path towards a more intimate knowledge of a territory.
Such activity was then organized to collect small natural elements, gently poetic clues, cataloged and then assembled into sculptures by using tailoring techniques and tools (brooches, cotton, wool, needles, etc ...) that have become part of the landscape, photographed in order to create beautiful postcards, representing a territory seen through new eyes. The same sculptures, placed in glass jars, are now found in the spaces of the association and of the eco-resort Kasbah du Toubkal.
The same path was also followed by Safaa alongside a male figure, a local mountain guide, who has instead walked with a small mirror to be positioned each time in different points, with the aim to capture photographically the surrounding landscape reflected in it.