A O N SYMPOSIUM 10.05.2019 VENICE BIENNALE ISOLA DI SAN SERVOLO
S/HE SPOKE ‘I AND I’ FOR WE: ON THE POESIS OF COLLECTIVE MENTAL HEALING
SAVVY CONTEMPORARY Artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Curators Elena Agudio Ana Gomez-Carillo Curatorial assistance Kelly Krugman Management Lema Sikod Management Assistance Jörg-Peter Schulze Communication Anna Jäger Graphic Design Ahmed Isamaldin Elsa Westreicher Assistance Coco Alaska with Team (AON) Joerg Fingerhut Scientific Director of the AON with the Guests ; Giulia Benetti Diego Bruno Suparna Choudhury Vittorio Gallese Pélagie Gbaguidi Monica Greco Jaswant Guzder Frederick W. Hickling Seydou Ndiaye Victor Pordeus Patrick Vernon
Genesis act1 : residency civietalla ranieri Foundation oct 2018
like a pamplet;
Genesis act 2 : November/December 2018
©morse≈to create ≈other≈cloud ≈pelagiegbaguidi2018
Genesis act 3: March 2019
If you really want to die start by keeping quiet. But if you want to live speaks
speaks louder than the crash of your body4. Frankétienne Ultravocal, p. 267.
Genesis act 4 : 10 May 2019 AoN Symposium on the occasion of the 58th Biennale di Venezia and in the framework of SAVVY Contemporary's Ultrasanity in collaboration with the Psychiatric Community of the Fondazione Emilia Bosis
Moved by the history of this island San Servolo, a place of convergence of sufferings linked to its past as a military hospital, then as a psychiatric hospital, I feel concerned by this memorable site. Similarly, in the museum's archives, certain vocabularies such as handcuffs, isolation, segregation, balance are part of a repertoire linked to systems of oppression known in the colonial period, among others.
In the extension of my research, I started to document the'historical trauma' between Africa and the rest of the world through the process of Le Code Noir (Research on the contextualization of articles of the Code Noir in the different places and situations in the contemporary era). I called them Landscapes; new visions of human geography.
My contribution in this special day of collective awakening will be to make visible as a sysmogram the non-visible areas of pain traces, to communicate them to you on a visible support #writing# morse# so that together we can connect to our own sensitive areas.
This posture will try to shed light on these questions; How we are regarding, observing, hearing the vertigo of the chaos? To link and unlink, like animated words, will accompany my gestures, my thoughts to create spaces of co-existence.
On a table with my pens during the conference, I will write this underground language and invite you to "probe the vibrations". Next to me, leaves will be made available. Writings, cut-outs (of shapes from the museum's objects) will be as many tools as we can use to interact.
The writings will be placed on the ground throughout the day creating an improvised mapping of our collective excavation.
Moved by energy, we will set out on a meditative walk in the museum, then in the park at the call of the trees with medicinal virtues that await us like messenger-healers.