On March 20, 2020, state of health emergency and very strict mandatory confinement began in Morocco, for a duration of 96 days. We could not go out without an authorization and wearing masks was since the first cases and is still until today mandatory. I spent those days at home with my parents who are elderly and have a weak immune system. I took preventive measures by avoiding going out to diminish the chances of contamination, as they are very sensitive cases. I continue to document their post-lockdown life, a rather peculiar space-time in the sense that we are getting used to living with the virus.
I usually don't photograph my parents, they don't let me do because they are a little shy, but during the days spent together they did let me take pictures. Maybe they felt bad for me because I could not photograph anymore for my ongoing projects and that my exhibitions and artist residencies have been cancelled or postponed. So, I started a diary documenting what we are going through by photographing my parents, their activities and details of their home.
Finally, since my return to Morocco, five years ago (I used to live in Canada), I photographed exclusively in colour. The vibrant colours felt and seemed to me embedded in the Moroccan culture. The actual unreal Covid-19 crisis and how fictional it seems, inspired me to photograph in black and white.