Narrative Machines:
Episode 4

Artist Book
Available here︎


An artist's book disguised as a medical publication written by six fictional women characters from Morocco in free wheeling, Narrative Machines clothes truth with falsehood. With wry irony and Google English it comments on paranoia, fake news, patriarchy, power and media ganging together in the Maghreb (and everywhere else). But it also shows a chosen community of women who confide, support each other and laugh a good load.

Are there weird questions that have been haunting you all your life? Do you wonder why you pass out each mother in law comes to your place? Do you smell fish when you cook meat? Do you know of miraculous medical machines that have been forgotten by official history? What's your take on alternative medicine? Have you ever heard about the Markar, the cardiological device invented by King Hassan II of Morocco? Do you love watching Noujoum Al 3ouloum (Stars of Sciences)? Is your herbalist your best friend? Do you ever wonder if you should wax your arms? In your daily life, do you struggle sometimes with your feminist ethic? Do you put snail cream on your face? Write to us! Join our community! Be part of the Narrative Machines family!

Texts by Kaoutar Chaqchaq, Ayla Mrabet, Ghita Skali.
Graphic design: Roxane Maillet.
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
18 x 25 cm
84 pages (ill.)
15.00 €
ISBN : 978-2-918252-76-4
EAN : 9782918252764

Paper wall made by Roxane Maillet with extracts from the magazine for the exhibition ‘Listening Through the Crack’s at Beursschouwburg (Brussels) curated by Sofia Dati

Press Leakage

︎ Narrative Machines: Episode 1 - Duuu Radio
︎ 2023: Les artistes réinventent les revues - by Kenza Sefrioui - La revue des revues 
︎ 2022: Aidsburgers, medical horoscopes and holes in the floor - by Suzanne Wallinga - Metropolis M
︎ 2020: Banana distopias - by Cédric Fauq