For the Neandertal it was the fire camp, today it is TV screens that are place at the center of our lives.
Particularly in Morocco, we can strongly observe this fetischism of TV as a worshiped object, at the center of the house, in the living room, next to the sacred carpets. I would like, rather that position a truth, question its title, its role, and the place it transfigures, possibly or not, of a religious allegory, even a cult. Often, on top of it hangs a framed excerpt of the Coran, pictorial representation of cultural and national symbols like the ‘fantasia’ or the king, but why is it to relate these symbols to TV, associating to it this element of divinity?
The symbolic of this television strongly suggest a constant delocalisation at two different scales. The first one, individual, where we can observe this religious aspect and scared, not only as an object/figure with the central disposition that it occupies, but also of the sensation it provides, the ritual, and the loosing of oneself.
The second, geographical and cultural, noting that most of the TV program are foreign ones (egyptian, french, american etc.) while we observe the satellite dishes that ornes the windows and rooftops as a new architectural identity.
It has became for me, a symbol of the moroccan fractional identity, paradoxical, where interweaves eastern and western, religion and cult, without dissociating the real role of each and its proper function, but rather observing a formal synthesis.