Over a period of three months, A.MAL ran a research residency with two UK-based artists and three Morocco-based artists. Together they explored the algae as a material itself but also the social and economical factors at play (e.g. global demand for ‘sustainable’ ‘vegan’ material, exploitation of algae and labour in Morocco etc). To do this A.MAL facilitated a series of online workshops, talks and classes ran by industry professionals in both countries. The artists have collaborated to create a new body of work together which will premiere at P21 Gallery.
The new works include essay films, recorded performances, sound installation, and photography.