Progress is a video piece made by four international artists, Samir Chadli, Lara Jacoski, Andrew Sawyer and Marina Velez, that hopes to draw attention to the changes inherent to both cultural and environmental development.
Working with discarded construction material and found pieces of traditional Moroccan tiles, the artists want to address issues related to what is gained and what is lost through economic development and how developing countries can face the challenges of growth and changes of identity. This is synthesised in the work through a choice of colours, pace, sound and themes.
In this collaborative piece, produced during Terre Sans Frontiere Casablanca 2012 event, the artists tried to approach the change of traditional environment and aspects of Arabic culture with a fresh eye. It is their hope that this video will contribute to the understanding of the transitory and fragile nature of progress.