"At Tine wa Azzaytoune"
The installation “At Tine wa Azzaytoune” consists of a photo “At Tine” and two videos
“Azzaytoune L” and “Azzaytoune R”
“At Tine” is a photograph taken after several weeks of confinement. Intended to be removed
and planted in the middle of nature, the shrub finds itself undergoing the same treatment as
humans, stuck on the small apartment balcony in the heart of a city which itself is cut off from
the world and especially from the nature.
At a time when nature is spreading everywhere in the world sheltered from pollution, “At
Tine” finds himself stuck in a pot as if suffocated.
The basic video that was used to make the two videos, “Azzaytoune L” and “Azzaytoune R”,
was filmed a year before the pandemic, practically to the day. It was shot in the region of Fez.
“Azzaytoune L” represents the landscape on the left on which the olive trees pass in an
accelerated way for the first 5 seconds, then in slow motion.
“Azzaytoune R” represents the landscape on the right on which the olive trees pass in slow
motion, then there is an acceleration over the last 5 seconds
The spectator will also be able to feel this discomfort that we felt at the very beginning of the
deconfinement, once we were given our freedom but we still could not know if time is
running or if it was still frozen.
The music is the track “Inas Inas” by Rouicha, a well-known Berber singer that the artist’s
father often listened to when she was a child. There are just the notes played on the gambri
and the bendir (berber string instruments), no lyrics.
Hind Chaouat Visual Artist
Born in Fes in 1979
Lives and works between Casablanca, Paris and Palermo.
Growing up as a polyglott child, she’s been granted an education that focused on sensory and
kinesthetic methods. Graduated from Icart Photo of the EDH Group in Paris, Hind Chaouat
also holds a Master AES from the University of Social Sciences of Toulouse.
In December 2016 Hind Chaouat made the video “Flawlessness”, which denounces violence
against women and wone several awards*. It is from there that his work is finally recognized
on the international scene.
The artist has been involved for fifteen years in the deployment of a work that destabilizes
codes and ideas received. At the frontiers of art photography, advertising and fashion, she
strives to blur the slopes.
*Silver Dubai Lynx 2017 / Silver Loeries Johanesbourg / 3 x Gold African Cristal Festival 2017 /
Gold Effie Awards Mena 2017 Dubai / Silver LIA 2017 Londres.
2020 : «At tine wa Azzaytoune », installation dans la vitrine de la Amharech ArtSpace –
2019 : Exposition “Gesantukunstwerk 2.0”, Villa Virginia Art Lab – Palermo
2019 : Exposition “Mystique 2.0” à la galerie Amharech ArtSpace – Casablanca
2019 : Exposition “The Body Language” au Palazzo Ca’Zanardi – Venezia
2018: Exposition “Nature is Viral – Paradise Lost” au Palazzo Scavuzzo Trigona – Palermo //
Projection «Flawlessness» à l’Uzine Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Tazi
2016 : «Flawlessness» pour John Walter Thompson (JWT)
2013 : Visage du Maroc, Work in progress
2011 – 2012 : Ateliers urbains – Lieux alternatifs – Beyrouth
2009 : «Diversity» Villa des Arts- Fondation ONA – Casablanca
2007 – 2017 : Shooting mode pour Femmes du Maroc, Tendances et Shopping, Ousra,
Fémina, Couleurs Maroc, Tendencia Valencia, Al Sharkiya, Paris Collections …
Prises de vue campagnes publicitaires pour LG, Maroc Télécom, Inwi, Taous,
Nescafé, Renault, Festival International de Musique Mawazine, L’Oréal …
2004 : «Melting Tops» Man Ray – Paris
2004 : Certificat d’Icart Photo (Groupe EDH), Ecole Levallois-Perret – Paris
2001 : Maîtrise Administration Economique et Sociale, à l’Université des Sciences Sociales
de Toulouse UT1