Friday, February 22, 2013

My Favourite Ten images of the Thomas Bayrle show at WIELS

Thomas Bayrle, "All-in-One"
at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.
from 09-02 to 12-05-2013
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Installation views: 
© Sven Laurent - Let me shoot for you

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  1. Merzouga- Erg Chebbi Tour Gnawa Music-Visit Mines,Black Desert Nomad People-Merzouga Camel Ride To The Desert Camp
    After the breakfast, You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle, then we continue to see the panoramic view behind the Erg Chebbi of sand dunes so as to take lot of pictures and to see how the colour of the dunes change by the light of the sun after to the village of Mirdani—an old village in ruins—also stopping at M’fis, the place where coal was extracted and the large majority of the population of Merzouga worked to earn a living. A very interesting day which is spent in or very near the dunes—the highest dunes in Morocco. After the village of Mirdani we continue to the Bedouin families in their tents at Kem Kem. After having tea there we continue to finish the tour by visiting where you can see the fossiles and the oasis of tissardmine in the afternoon we will come back to Merzouga where you will meet your camel guide to ride into the dunes to the bivouac(camp).Dinner and overnight will be under the nomad tent. The trek will start right into the desert for 1:30min, We will spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when you arrive at the camp you walk to the high dunes to see the sunset ,It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity.There will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire,you will spend the night in berber tent.
    Day 31 Aug :Merzouga / Taouss / Ouzina ( offroad )
    After visiting the village and oasis of Merzouga we will drive to Ouzina village via Taouss which small berber village with military base since french colonial and where you will see the graver.Our journey will take us between acacia trees which look like safari,where the rally “Dakar” used to pass, we will follow the road of Dakar to reach where we will spend the night in a kasbah beside the sand dunes of Ouzina.Dinner and Overnight with berber guestshouse.Kasbah Ouzina. If you like to sleep in berber tent in this kasbah it’s possible. Or in Room.
    Day 1sep:( Ouzina / Ramlia / Fezou / Tazoulait offroad ) Alnif/Rissani/Merzouga.
    After the breakfast we will drive again through Dakar offroad toward Ramlia village in the midlle of the desert along the borders of Morocco/Algeria, we will live the adventure by crossing the hard stage of rally which is “ghriss” river between Tamarist trees, we will continue driving through the black stony desert and three berber villages; fzou , Tazoulait , Alnif . After that we will continue our journey to merzouga via Rissani. End of our service.
    What is included in the cost?
    The fee includes the following for the whole tour -
    Touring in 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
    An Englich driver/Guide
    Half-board accommodation.(Bed+Dinner+Breakfast)
    Where appropriate, the fee also includes -
    A guided camel trekking in the desert.
    A night in comfortable tent in the Sahara.
    Camel treks to the desert camp.
    During the tour you will need to pay for -

    From Fes: There are daily bus from Fes to Merzouga, leave Fes at 20:00 “Night time” and arrive to Merzouga at 05:00 in the morning, the Bus called “SUPRATOURS” and cost 18€
    From Marrakech: There are a daily day bus leave Marrakech at 08:00 in the morning and arrive to Merzouga at 20:00 “Night time” the bus called (SUPRATOURS) and cost 25€.
    3- How you will meet us in Merzouga (desert)??
    If you have a rental car: We will meet you at our Auberge in Merzouga where you will have a room to leave your luggage that you will not take with you to the desert and for shower when you come back from your desert camel trek!
    If you come by bus from Marrakech or Fes: We will meet you in Merzouga bus station and and then pick up you there.
    For more informations about “SUPRATOURS” (bus) go to:
    For more information and enquiry, please contact us