newpaper, flour, paint, 2014
In response to the surroundings of the Kasbah in Marrakech, Egle Jauncems and Schmitz work together to echo the rhythms of daily life in the Medina through their piece, Khobz.
The artists use daily newspapers to make their own versions of the Moroccan bread. Khobz is seen on nearly every street corner, whether in a shop, a cart on the pavement or carried by a child on a tray back from the communal bakeries. The installation provides a space for viewers to consider the relationship of this everyday object, which transverses both private a public spaces, with the walled city they are travelling in.
Using colour to reference the buildings’ exteriors, the artists create a dialogue between the walls of the city and the crusts of bread: a form of nutrition, a surrogate to the body, a marker of natural cycles and days, a tool, a treasured object.