c: Melissa Mabesoone

BACKASSWORDS / an ox on your muddy twisted torrent tongue

N.E.S.H.A.A.’s story is a curse poem, it seeps through the cracks and layers of concrete, earth and water and fills the air. The poem curses and urges you to wander around the created landscape and let the words resonate further. It asks to be repeated. A CURSE POEM is an immersive and performative installation in which movement, language and landscape come together.

Here, at this stage, your mudded name is called for

Not Every Ship Has An Author (N.E.S.H.A.A.) is a collaboration between artists Femke Gyselinck, Melissa Mabesoone and Peter Aers. In the context of A CURSE POEM, they align their practices, thereby straddling the borders of poetry and poetry. During the creation process, more researchers, artists, poets and storytellers from the past and present were involved and sources were shared.

| Première 10 juni 2021 bij Kunstencentrum BUDA (BE) |

On www.acursepoem.com you will find more background information and you can roam through their sources. You can also follow the creation process on Instagram @acursepoem.

A CURSE POEM is a collaboration with Building Conversation and is supported by arts centres Vooruit, KAAP, BUDA, workspacebrussels, the Østfold Internasjonale Teater and the Flemish Community.

With and by Peter Aers, Femke Gyselinck, Melissa Mabesoone, Obiozo Ukpabi, Bart Capelle, 019, Lore Smolders, Eimi Leggett, Laureline Pattyn, Famke Dhont, Anaïs Chabeur, Benjamin Dousselaere and Tim Depraetere.

N.E.S.H.A. A. is grateful for the input of Alexis Wright, Johanna Hedva, Kobe Matthys, and everyone who contributed to the audiostories on the website.

No English spoken performances planned at this moment

Capacity and duration
4 visitors per time slot of 45 minutes

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This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence.