MULTidisciplinary artist Mohamed Thara featured at the Cinema Museum in London – Morocco Today

MULTidisciplinary artist Mohamed Thara featured at the Cinema Museum in London – Morocco Today
MULTidisciplinary artist Mohamed Thara featured at the Cinema Museum in London – Morocco Today

“The Cinema Museum” located in London, United Kingdom, is dedicating a series of screenings of films and videos by multidisciplinary artist Mohamed Thara from May 4, 2024, as part of a program called Exploding Cinema Show.

The multidisciplinary artist unveils his works at the famous London Cinema Museum in the United Kingdom “The Cinema Museum”, located in a historic setting in Kennington. From May 4, 2024, he presents a series of screenings of his films and videos. Organized as part of the “Exploding Cinema Show” program, dedicated to world experimental cinema, the artist exhibits a selection of his videos including his latest film entitled “An egg, the White is gone but the Yellow stayed”, produced in 2024 It is a work showing an African man who breaks eggs with a knife, one after the other, in a repetitive, obsessive and monomaniacal act.

By repeating out loud: “One egg, the White one is gone but the Yellow one remains”, the film clearly shows the impossible reconciliation between colonizer and colonized. “Inside an egg, the white and the yolk both coexist in a harmonious and natural way, despite the fact that they do not have the same texture, the same color, the same shape, nor the same smell. But, when there is a fracture, break or rupture between the two, each follows its own nature,” explains the artist. And added: “The egg is a prison, it is the symbol of both creativity and fertility, of hope and a promise of life, of a new birth and a regeneration.

With the broken egg tipping towards horror. It is the paradox of the egg, on one side broken shells, a shattered life and on the other the hope of a return to life and rebirth. The video also shows that somehow imperialism, colonization and domination of people never last. One day or another the White is obliged to leave to leave the territory to the Yellow.” It must be said that Mohamed Thara exhibits his films alongside artists from several countries. Among whom we find the English filmmaker Jack Wormell, the Russian director Diana Galimzyanova, the English visual artist Jonathan Bower, the French composer and filmmaker Anne Pigalle, the American director Claire Maske, the English writer and filmmaker Rohan Sudan and the Japanese video artist JK Wang .

About Mohamed Thara
Biography Mohamed Thara is a laureate of the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Bordeaux (DNSEP) and a master’s degree in aesthetics and plastic arts at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne. Trained in photographic techniques at the school of the National Audiovisual Institute of Paris (Ina Sup) and at the Arscipro professional cinema school in Paris, he subsequently joined the Montaigne Humanités doctoral school, to prepare a doctoral thesis in cinematographic and audiovisual studies. A multi-talented painter, photographer, videographer and performer, Mohamed Thara has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world such as at the ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany (2017), at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio Janeiro, Brazil (2017), at the Kochi Musiris Biennale in Kerala, India (2017), at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy (2018), at the Bamako Rencontres, the African Photography Biennale, Mali (2019), at the 13th Biennale of Havana in Cuba (2019), at the 14th Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal (2022). In 2020, he presented a retrospective of his films at the International Film Festival at City College in New York and in 2023 at the Raleigh Studio in Hollywood in Los Angeles, United States. The same year, he participated in the Cigarreras exhibition at MACA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante in Spain and in the Glocalities exhibition at the Villa Kolla contemporary art center organized by the University of Peloponnese in Patras in Greece . His works have been acquired by several private collectors in Morocco, France and abroad and his films have won numerous awards. Mohamed Thara is represented by Galerie 38 in Casablanca (Morocco) and Jane Lombard Gallery in New York (United States).

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