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Yto Barrada –”the belt” from the series the smugglers
Clothing becomes a metaphor for concealment in Yto Barrada’s sequence of photographs of an elderly marrocan woman  who demonstrates how to transport contraband goods in Morocco.  She frequently smuggles  fabrics from Spain to Morocco  hiding the smuggled items under her blue djellaba. The tableau shows how she looks with and without the smuggled stuff, revealing layer by layer what the djellaba protects.
 

Yto Barrada –”the belt” from the series the smugglers

Clothing becomes a metaphor for concealment in Yto Barrada’s sequence of photographs of an elderly marrocan woman  who demonstrates how to transport contraband goods in Morocco.  She frequently smuggles  fabrics from Spain to Morocco  hiding the smuggled items under her blue djellaba. The tableau shows how she looks with and without the smuggled stuff, revealing layer by layer what the djellaba protects.

 

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