Avec destination à… / Con destino a… (“Bound for…”)
Homage to the 10 immigrants who died in the summer of 2007 on the coast of Arinaga. XXI Festival Theatre South-Encounter of Three Continents.
Clip & music: Said Messari. 2009
About Said Messari
“1992 was a very important year for me since I opted for the regularization of my status in Madrid. This allowed me, once and for all, to establish my personal independence and my professional autonomy. I managed to open my studio where I have been developing the three activities in which I work with passion: painting, etching and graphic design. I try to live in harmony with these three activities. I also make book illustrations and design covers and posters. I have conducted several workshops in Arabic Calligraphy at several official Language Schools in Madrid, Malaga and Cordoba, as well as at the University of Castilla la Mancha Ciudad Real, at the Toledo School of Translation, at the Casa Arabe of Madrid and Cordoba, and in the Arabic Department of the Autonomous University of Madrid… I also taught workshops of experimental non-toxic engraving at Casa Falconieri in Sardinia, Italy, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Essaouira, Morocco with the dual sponsorship of “Maroc Premium” and “Magazine Art du Maroc”, as well as in the Residence of Hispano-Moroccan artists in Chefchaouen, Morocco, which was organized by the Association “Alegria Chamalía” and by the Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts of Valencia and the Spanish Embassy in Rabat. I have also been invited to direct a etching workshop at the Artist Residence / French Institute of Tangier-Tetouan. I had the opportunity to exhibit my work in Art Galleries in several countries, including Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland and Syria.”