For 1:54 London, Hana Tefrati performs Desire Path, a new durational performance transforming the West Wing corridor into a ‘desire path’ to call attention to the marginal spaces the queer community occupies in Morocco. Based between Marrakech and Berlin, Hana Tefrati (b. 1983) is a performer, dancer, artist, curator and activist working with themes of queer identity, the body in movement and social spaces of interaction. Tefrati has organised international residency programmes and events in Marrakech since 2003. After graduating in 2006 from the choreography department at the European Dance Development Center (EDDC) / Dance Academy in Arnhem, she has worked internationally with several artists and choreographers, including Tino Seghal. In 2014 Tefrati founded the Queens Collective, a community art space and as its artistic director organises multiple projects throughout the year. ‘Maroc Artist Meeting’ (MAM) founded in 2012, became a partner project of the Marrakech Biennale 2016.
Desire Paths is co-produced by Mint Works, an artist-run platform based in Marrakech led by Jean Feline, Florence Devereux and Taïs Bean. The platform aims to strengthen the network of support between emerging European and North African artists by experimenting with different forms of collaboration and exhibition-making. It regularly partners with cultural institutions and artist spaces across Marrakech, including the Marrakech Biennale (2014–16).
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