Muna Mussie / Italy

Curva Cieca (studio)

July 1022.30
July 1122.30

The subject as a pure self is always located within the world, and its location is the body.
I am a Subject to myself and an Object to others.
Subjectivity is a blind spot, a starting point from which one is neither world nor subject but rather inter-subjectivity.

If I close my eyes and try to define my image, what do I see? A blind mirror, a longing. Nobody is the owner of their own image because this implies a co-relation. What is immediate – my body, my image – is distant from me. With the study Curva Cieca Muna Mussie represents this longing with Filmon Yemane, who has been blind since the age of twelve. The research employs knowledge and sensitivity starting from discovering the mother tongue in a dialogue between words, their signs, and their meaning. On stage, Filmon’s voice holds small lectures on the Tigrinya language, with the aid of images taken from an alphabet book. The performer’s body goes towards the sinuosity of this alphabet in a sort of dynamic mimesis that attempts to cross signs and incorporate them to extract a different meaning.

Muna Mussie is an Eritrean artist based in Bologna. Her research investigates scenic languages in order to shape the tensions that originate from different expressive poles. Her performances have been hosted by numerous festivals and institutions such as Art Fall/PAC Ferrara, Raum and Live Arts Week Bologna, Museo Marino Marini Firenze, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Museion Bolzano, Rue d’Alger Manifesta 13 Marsiglia, Workspace Brussels, MAMbo Bologna, Màntica Cesena.

Filmon Yemane has been living in Bologna since 2008 and holds a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences. He also took part in several cultural activities and artistic projects, such as a docu-film with the ZimmerFrei collective within the project Atlas of Transitions.

  • Scuola Elementare Pascucci
    piazza Ganganelli, 25 - access from Via Mazzini

Duration: 30 minutes.

Language: Italian with English subtitles.

con Muna Mussie e le parole di Filmon Yemane / produzione ZonaK, Short Theatre, Santarcangelo Festival e con il supporto di Xing.