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V12 Laraki

Eric van Hove (2011 Grant Honorary Mentions)

Pondering the economic and social dynamic between the European & African industry, the V12 Laraki is a project which will take place at the Dar Al-Ma’mûn artist residency in Marrakesh. It aims at de-constructing a Mercedes V12 engine down to every single component (around 200 of them) before duplicating each element bit by bit in over 50 different local materials with the help of 35 master craftsmen from various regions in Morocco. These copied elements are then re-assembled into another V12 engine which composes the final piece.

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