Algerian/French artist Mohamed Bourouissa explores the representation of marginalized and disenfranchised groups and communities in long-term and immersive projects spanning photography, film, and installation. In this virtual talk, Bourouissa discusses his two-channel video installation, Horse Day, on view at the Ryerson Image Centre in fall 2020.
Horse Day is the culmination of an eight-month collaboration between Bourouissa and young Black horsemen belonging to a non-profit equestrian society in Strawberry Mansion, an impoverished Philadelphia neighbourhood. Centring the narrative on the group’s preparation and presentation of a celebratory riding competition and pageant, Bourouissa’s video examines the visual stereotypes and misrepresentations associated with “cowboy culture” in the United States.
This event was held on November 4, 2020.
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