if a tree falls in a forest


4 JULY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2022

10.00 AM - 07.30 PM



If a Tree falls in a Forest brings together works by artists who critically observe voids and silences by questioning the approach, redrawing the subjects’ outlines, or breaking with the very semantics of photography. From Mahmoud Khattab's behind-the-scenes photo-journal of his year as a conscript to Jansen Van Staden's photographic essay on the unseen aspects of a father-son relationship and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński's performative investigation of colonial archives, the show takes an investigative look at individual and collective memory. Among other things, it addresses the specter of colonialism and the trauma of alterity, and suggests new spaces of representation. If a Tree Falls in a Forest beckons viewers to carefully observe the boundaries of the visible and the tropisms that underlie them.

Rahima Gambo (1986), Wiame Haddad (1987), Amina Kadous (1991), Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński (1980), Mahmoud Khattab (1991), Jansen Van Staden (1986).


Soukaina Aboulaoula (born 1993 in El Jadida, Morocco) and Yvon Langué (born 1987 in Acha-Tugi, Cameroon) founded Untitled duo in 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. Functioning as a curatorial platform and an editorial design and art direction agency, Untitled duo was created in an effort to contribute to the progress and development of cultural production in Morocco while remaining in communication with the world at large. Untitled duo is alumnus of RAW Academie session 4, and the recipient of the Rencontres d’Arles and the Institut Français second Africa projects curatorial research grant for If a Tree falls in a Forest.