Asmaa Betit’s photographic works is results from varied approaches and procedure all based on the one and same conception of presentation /mise en scene and composed in a way that is a painstaking as it is rigourous.
The series of prints grouped together under the title Dissimulation paradoxically extends the examination of the double and splitting. Each of them has as its common feature the presence of a “woman-furniture” dissimulated in disparate interiors (shop-store, apartments, theater) with the attributes of the places occupe ( furniture, drapes ).
Elles present a form of duplication by a set of recto verso presented on the same plane. Each one of them testifies to a troubling gesture well defined in an intimate setting.
These intriguing postures seems to exercice us about the at times blurred distance which separate presence from absence, revelation from dissimulation, identity from otherness. By straight forwadly borrowing from film vocabulary, Asmaa Betit’s presentation/mise en scene suggest suspending narratives as much as unresolved individuals situations which are at the very least ambigous the regard to the groups and societies in which they are included.