KAMEL GHABTE & ZOUHAIR LALAAM
CASABLANCA RUN THE COVID
Casablanca Run the Covid is a techno-poem for the eyes and the ears. A lonely scooter travels through the deserted streets of Casablanca during a Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Filmed vertically by a 360 ° cam, this piece takes us through an anamorphic crossing of a ghost town, emptied of life. Casablanca becomes an empty planet, bristling with moving protuberances and dancing architecture, moving to the rhythm of the race. Casablanca, an urban virus, is crowned with palm trees, candelabras, towers, bell towers and minarets. The city unrolls and curves, tattooed with flowing graphics and is bathed in an iridescent amniotic space of obscure light.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zouhair Laalam is a Moroccan photographer and videographer from Casablanca, and Kamel Ghabte is a digital artist and consultant, from Cenon. In addition, Ghabte is a consultant and composer of electronic music, and an instructor in digital audio and digital interactivity. Magnetised by their shared passion for moving images, dancing sounds and digital interactivity in real-time, they now mix their talents and skills in "My digital food", their creation and research lab
︎: Zouhair Laalam