Harbouring Fanon in Casablanca

 

1.       Harbouring Fanon in Casablanca

Fanon enlisted in the Free French army and joined an Allied convoy that reached Casablanca.He was later transferred to an army base at Béjaïa on the Kabylie coast of Algeria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_FanonHarbouring Fanon in Casablanca superimposes two visual tropes that are separated by time, a woodcut whose imagery is drawn from early European colonial maps and Google Maps. These two images are collapsed onto the single geographic location of the harbour at Casablanca. The contemporary refence of Google Maps points to the continued influence of Fanon in the present.

  • Harbouring Fanon in Casablanca
  • Christine Dixie
  • 2019
  • hand colored woodcut with transfer