Soukaina Abrour
Storage Almost Full: the Clouds Have Fallen

On 26 June, from 6pm to 9pm, If Body hosts Storage Almost Full: the Clouds Have Fallen, a solo exhibition by Italian-Moroccan artist Soukaina Abrour.

The exhibition, presented at Lateral Roma, consists of an environmental installation that combines video, sound and textile elements.
The work is born out of a re-elaboration of fragments drawn from the artist’s digital archive, alternating traces of her personal experiences with materials found online, all of which have been selected and accumulated over time. The end of a relationship is the starting point from which to open up a reflection on loss and mourning, understood as moments of radical transformation through which to access new ways of being.
By further deepening her inquiry into the construction of the self and of diasporic identity, both of which characterize Abrour’s practice, with this new body of work the artist explores the archive as a potential space and as speculative practice. In the process, the re-use, manipulation, and hybridization of visual documentation becomes a strategy for creative subversion, allowing for the proliferation of alternative narratives and fictions which enclose a desire to weave personal experience into a communal and collective dimension. The exhibition will be open by appointment until Saturday 7 September. To reserve an appointment or request information please email localesproject@gmail.com.

The project is realized with the support of and in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Lateral Roma.