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Meriem Bennani’s ‘FLY’ Combines Video Projections with Garish Cartoons

"I thought a fly was the perfect choice to give the viewer a tour of Medina because their compound vision made total sense with the multi-channel aspect of the show," Bennani says.

Artist Meriem Bennani’s video installation FLY combines footage shot in her native Morocco with garish and inventive animations, most notably in the form of a cartoon fly narrator. The footage is projected onto a series of geometric shapes and panels throughout a room at MoMA PS1, where the exhibit is running through August 28h.

“I thought a fly was the perfect choice to give the viewer a tour of Medina because their compound vision made total sense with the multi-channel aspect of the show,” Bennani tells The Creators Project. ““What interests me the most in this very literal analogy is that it establishes the fly character as a device. She functions as another cellphone or product of globalization in the video.””

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