7 – 11 february 2018
Art Rotterdam / Intersections
Van Nelle Fabriek, Van Nelleweg 1,Rotterdam,

SIGN presents at Art Rotterdam / Intersections 2018 Salim Bayri (1992, Casablanca MA). His work reflects on migration and identity formation between Europe and North Africa with criticism and humor. Observations, thoughts, experiences he processes playfully, puts situations in perspective providing easy access to social and political issues. What is strange? Who and where is the stranger? It is a way of testing and staging opinions about doubts he encounters seeking for a position where to be and speak from as an artist.


“S-LINKS is the playground I set up that permit me to select, discard, assemble and activate elements I produce that range from small drawings to videogames. It consists of an online presence, punctual performances and an installation that changes through its different editions.
It’s about a Berber population with an Arab culture and a Spanish and French colonial influence, the whole thing painted with a muslim coat while Unilever shampoo is sold in the market on the back of a donkey. Past and present are superposed, different cosmogonies constantly grate and generate interesting, sometimes perverse, and sometimes beautiful frictions. Being here adds a new perspective…now it has a stroopwafel on top.
Ultimately, S-LINKS serves as a navigational tool that unfolds self-made cartographies that help me circulate my surroundings as a person in the condition of migrancy”.

Salim Bayri graduated this summer (2017) at Frank Mohr Institute MadTech
Groningen. He makes multi-disciplinary installations with various media,
lots of digital processing, both 2-d and 3-d, like animations, videos,
3-d-prints, games, drawings, sometimes of alienating quotes, there is an
internet link and also performances are part of the installation.
For Intersections he will make a new comprehensive installation based on
his graduation work and making a next step as far as the content is
concerned. In this work there will be interaction, new series of videos,
game-elements, some sound-works (e.g. interviews with older Moroccans) as
well as performances, computer generated imagery, animations and footage,
drawings and artefacts etc.

Opening Wednesday 7 February. 18.00 – 22.00
Open: 8 Februari 11.00 – 19.00
9 Februari 11.00 – 21.00
10 Februari 11.00 – 19.00
11 Februari 11.00 – 19.00