When I traveled around the North of Morocco in the 1990's, I was inspired by the relentless work of rural women who gathered wood in huge bundles to take home to their cook stoves. Ever since that time, I have been inspired to work with the gesture of gathering wood and the image of a faggot in paintings and installations that reflect on women's work and divides of corporeal and intellectual labor.
I am currently preparing a solo exhibition of this work for the American Legation Museum in Tangiers. The exhibition opening on 31 May, 2024 will feature a participatory intervention by Moroccan performance artist Ayoub Lahlouh and the "Momkin" collective.
Along with colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi, I am also working on collaborative program of art and experimental humanities on this subject.