My artistic interest focuses on the idea of exploiting new procedures of research in mouvement in relation to identity and questioning the methods of transmission of knowledge. Primarily we realize that in this period of intense traffic of artistic forms in the world, and with the arrival of the new technologies, the body - not taking into consideration the environment of evolution - can be the mainspring of clarification of the sense in a cultural diversity. we wish to share many questionings which concern essentially the reality, the absurd and the detornement of consciousness through the process of identification. It is a question of deepening and opening these notions through the meetings and the artistic exchange which would allow as to translate a comment into a proposition
Born in 1982 in Safi, lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His current artistic practice is centred on contemporary dance and visual arts, opening his research towards the possible connection between these practices. He also began to follow different programmes and gain artistic experiences in the fields of dance and visual art in France, Morocco, Belgium, Spain and Tunisia. In 2008, he took part in the programme "EX E.R.CE08" at the choreographic National Centre of Montpelier. In 2010, he graduates with a master in Art lettre and museology from the University of Nice.Youness was working with many international artists and choreographers like Khalid Benghrib, Jean-Marc Mattos, Juan Domingues, Xavier Le Roy, Neto Machado, Rochus Aust, Fawzi Benssidi, Kelly Bond, etc. His artistic interest focus on the inability of communication which is used to visualise reality, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content and the dysfunctions of language. In short, the lack of clear references are key elements in the work. Youness has exhibited his installations and performances at Casa Encendidia in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the parallel project in the Venice Biennale in 2011, The Talmart gallery in Paris, institut du monde arabe in paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the museum of contemporary art Mohammed VI in Rabat and recently Headland center for the arts in San fransisco.
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