Louise Rosenkrands - Marrakec, Morocco
Silkscreen print, edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, unframed
Destination: Marrakec, Morocco
Date: 30 November- 04 December, 2013
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm
“I tried to not have any expectations at all for my trip, aside from experiencing a culture very different from my own. The friendliness of the Moroccan people made a big impression on me. As a Scandinavian, you’re really not used to people, who you don’t know, inviting you for tea and a chat. I think the openness of people around you, means that you loosen more up yourself. The first thing that struck me when I was back in Copenhagen, was how quiet it was in the streets compared to Marrakech.
The influence of the Berber culture is literally everywhere around you in Marrakech. It’s a proud, colorful and imaginative culture. I am very fascinated by the playfulness of the aesthetics. More is more in the Berber culture, and compared to the the simplicity of the ‘Scandinavian design’ wave it’s much more vibrant and alive. Most of the women I saw in Marrakech were very reserved and always in the background, but in the Berber culture the women are of high importance. For my print I chose to depict a proud Berber woman, not afraid to show her face and ‘bling’ to the world. The Berber women were, and to some extend still are, the core of the Berber culture.”