The Zaghroutah - CRY, Intercative Video Art Installation, CICA Museum, 2017-2018
For this piece I have invited four artists to work on a project that incorporates a video installation of the Zaghrouta. The Zaghrouta is a celebratory cry that often occurs after a dance, a wedding, or a joyous occasion. It’s a tribal practice, however, it is still is supported at artistic venues such as a belly-dance performance. Similar to the clapping of hands after a Broadway show the sound of the Zaghrouta is a supportive gesture.
The four women will perform the Zagrouta for a minute; this will be on displayed on 9 video screens. Furthermore, every time a person passes by the video, the audience will be surprised by the sound of the installation piece. Music leaves space for listeners to reflect on the language of instruments or the chorus of voices; in this piece it is the same concept: the atmosphere becomes a wondrous adventure of sound-play. It will be also a one-minute video on a separate video screen which shows to people how they can do the Zaghrouta step by step.