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KIBRIT (كبريت) is a collaborative research and production program dedicated to contemporary artistic and curatorial practices engaged in processes of reactivation of cultural heritage and collective memory (architecture, natural heritage, sound archives, cinema, photography, education).

KIBRIT proposes collaborative and interregional researches, cartographies, tandem residencies, artistic interventions, exhibitions, public programs, screenings and a web platform. Involving all its members and their respective local communities, the program ultimately aims at fostering sustainable synergies through the exchange of practices and knowledges between its partners, while generating critical reflection, research and action.

KIBRIT is a program initiated and curated by LE 18 (Marrakech), Atelier de l’Observatoire (Casablanca), Maison de l’Image (Tunis), CeRCCa (Barcelona), Rhizome (Algiers), Jiser (Barcelona/Tunis) and Ramallah Municipality (Ramallah).

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2nd NACMM Meeting in Algiers 2nd to 7th February 2017


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CeRCCa participates at the Leap Second Festival One Second Residency with artist Jordan Topiel Paul

jtpJordan Topiel Paul (b. 1985, NYC) is a composer whose work addresses the dynamics of listening, spaces and contemporary culture. Extending from the proposition that music’s primary material is listening, his pieces point to an expanded musical context that foregrounds attention, physicality, venue, timing, and genre. His performances and installations have been presented foremost on the internet as well as in apartments, canyons, motels, chapels, museums, galleries, cafes, public plazas and music spaces throughout North America and Europe. He lives and works mostly in Mexico City. More info about his work can be found here and about the Leap Second Festival here
Leap Second is an online sound piece that makes a sound only during the leap second between 2016 and 2017. It is one of a series of online sound pieces that investigate the area between clock, musical composition and online sound installation. Leap Second
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FOCUS MAGREB i NACMM Meeting in BCN September/October 2016


From the 25th September to the 3rd October the NACMM realized it first meeting in Baracelona thanks to the support of ALF and the collaboration of all the NACMM partners.

The NACMM launched its on going on line platform as part of the program Focus Magreb at Swab Barcelona International Art Fair curated by Xabier de Lucas from Jiser Reflexions Mediterranees.


WE LOOK FORWARDS OUR SECOND MEETING IN ALEXANDRIA organized by El Madina for Performing and Digital Arts and CeRCCa!


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The NACMM selected for ALF Grants

CeRCCa is really happy to announce that the North Africa Cultural Mobility Map has been selected for the Anna Lindh Call for Projects Grants! Congratulations to Mohab Saber and Chehab M Hassan from El Madina in Alexandria, Léa Morin and Mohamed Fariji from L’Atelier de l’Observatoire in Casablanca, Francesca Msr and Laila Hida from Le18 in Marrakech, Myriam Amroun from TCD in Algeria and Xavier De Luca from Jiser in Barcelona and Tunis!!!

The Anna Lindh Grants Programme supports innovative projects involving jointly civil society organisations and networks from the South and North of the Mediterranean. More info about the ALF Projects Grants can be found here

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CeRCCa pre-selected for TANDEM Shaml


Unknown Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from the Arab Region and Europe. The programme offers a unique opportunity to establish cross-border cooperation links. Tandem Shaml invites 16 cultural organisations, 8 from Europe and 8 from the Arab Region. From the 244 applications received CeRCca was selected to be part of Tandem Shaml 2016/2017. The first Tandem meeting will be the Tandem Shaml Partner Forum in Amman from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 September 2016.

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NACMM and CeRCCa at Le18


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“Fil’Kawkaba” is a series of talks and presentations involving cultural activists, researchers, artists and curators working in, or focused on the five Maghreb countries. All talks take place at Le 18 for two months and aim at fostering a public reflection over the current condition of the Maghreb as a contested socio-cultural and political space. Fil’Kawkaba is a proposal to create a platform for exchange and confrontation over the situation of contemporary art in each country and the role this latter may play as a transformative and emancipative tool.

Initiated by LE 18 and curated by Younes Baba-Ali, KawKaw is a project encapsulating a collective exhibition resulting from an artistic residency, enriched by a series of gatherings and further translated into an evolving collaborative online platform. KawKaw reunites the five Maghreb countries with the aim to create a new space of dialogue and research through artistic practice. In a Maghrebian artistic and cultural scene undergoing great transformations, KawKaw mirrors the desire to create new bridges of reflection and to explore the opportunities and the unexploited potentials of this region. 

KawKaw (i.e. peanut in darija) is a nutritious and popular food shared by all the Maghrebian cultures, a grain that gathers people around a table and entertains each one’s hands while staring at what surrounds us. KawKaw is a seed that requires breaking the shell surrounding it in order to access its grains, each of which is further sharable. This name comes therefore as a powerful, though humoristic and accessible metaphor for the process of research and discovery the program undertakes. It embodies the very act of breaking up and sharing, and it attempts to enact a principle of “sharability”, the (paradoxical) combination of the elements of union and commonality as well as those of division and specificity characterising this region as well as the grain that inspires this project. 

The project KawKaw finally embodies the philosophy of its initiating space, LE 18, a young, independent initiative whose influence on its surrounding territory is discrete, though persistent.

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