ملي العرصة كتمشي و كتعاود تحيى من جديد — When the Arsat Ceased to be an Arsat to Become an Arsat Anew













A soundwalk project in the Medina of Marrakech proposed by QANAT /Abdellah M. Hassak with Francesca Masoero
as part of Ch[a]rita / السِّيس. 














Extension and expansion of a permanent sound installation on the rooftop of Dar Bellarj, When the arsat ceased to be an arsat to become an arsat anew is a soundwalk across the Medina of Marrakech inviting us to listen to the silent memories, desires, and imaginaries of the city’s gardens and waters that have been nourishing the terrains of Marrakech.
The sound-map offers different itineraries that can be walked independently, in random combination or by trying to identify all points (and corresponding QR codes) of this extended network.
Get your phone, headphones, and ears ready, collect a physical or digital map and explore the past, present, and futures of gardens and waterscapes.
You can listen to the sound of each itinerary via the soundcloud of our partner Mahattat Radio.
Route 1 [LINK] - waters
Route 2 [LINK] - seedlings
Route 3 [LINK] - garden ethics
Route 4 [LINK] - stories of past greenings
Route 5 [LINK] - speculating about garden futures


The map exists also as a Google Maps edited one - through this link.

When the arsat ceased to be an arsat to become an arsat anew has been developed by QANAT, with the participation and voices of the Mamans Douées (Fatima Ennaoui, Zahra El Khiraoui, Khadija Karbah, Rachida el Idrissi Lahbali, Rachida Elguendouf, and Amina Bouyabrine), Souhail Tazi, Maha el Madi, and Aba Sadki.
Recordings, interviews, editing and realisation by Abdellah M. Hassak, with Amine Lahrach in dialogue with Noureddine Ezarraf and Francesca Masoero. Sound mix by Abdellah M. Hassak. Texts by Mouna Guidiri and Francesca Masoero. Graphic design by Nassim Azarzar.

نزهة صوتية مشروع فالمدينة القديمة فمراكش مقترح من طرف قناة/ عبد الله حساك مع فرانشيسكا مازوويرو و نور الدين أزراف

















Un projet de balade sonore dans la Médina de Marrakech proposée par QANAT / Abdellah M. Hassak avec Francesca Masoero