AURELIA AND NEOMISIA
by muna mussie and Nicola Ratti
In collaboration with OOH-sounds
25 September at 18:00
first floor B9 – Manifattura Tabacchi
Conceived and curated by Letizia Renzini.
Created and produced by NAM – Not A Museum.
25 September – 4 October.
In the spirit of the Happening! festival, Muna Mussie and Nicola Ratti have been invited to work together for a happening-performance born from the space in which it takes place: the ateliers of the makers, mòno and Canificio. It is a fascinating space in which furniture and design objects belonging to a recent past are collected and displayed. The two artists were inspired by the story of Aurelia and Neomisia: sisters, saints, persecuted and martyred to and to whose memory the 25th of September is dedicated.
Saints Aurelia and Neomisia
Born in Western Asia
Arrive in Italy buffeted by a tempestuous sea
They find themselves, by mere chance, in an apartment
And are about to spend their first day together,
There is no set routine
Just an inventory connected to exploring possible settings
Performance: Muna Mussie
Sound: Nicola Ratti
Production: NAM – Not a Museum per Happening!
Access will be in full compliance with the measures that the Italian government is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The work of Muna Mussie investigates the performing arts and the scenic languages to give shape to the tension that flows between different expressive poles, through gesture, vision and word. Among her productions: Più che piccola, media (2007), Con Permesso (2008), Ti ho sognato, ma non eri il protagonista (2010). She is co-author with Flavio Favelli of the collection of clothing FFMM (2007-2009). FFMM (2007-2009). Among the international projects: Monkey See, Monkey Do (Chapter I-II, 2011-2012); followed by the installation and performance Milite Ignoto (2015) and the performance Oasi (2018) investigating minor history and the phantasma. Visual interventions include the project Punteggiatura (2018) based on the practice of sewing, which sees the language as a political-affective space.
Her work has been presented at Art Fall/PAC Ferrara, Raum and Live Arts Week Bologna, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Torino, Museo Marino Marini Firenze, Workspace Brussels, MAMbo Bologna, Màntica Cesena, Santarcangelo Festival, Viafarini Milano, Ipercorpo Festival, Museion Bolzano, Festival Pergine Spettacolo, Sale Docks Venezia, ERT Bologna.
Awards: Riccione TTV-premio Pier Vittorio Tondelli/Nuovi Talenti 2008, Performance day 2008, segnalazione Premio Iceberg 2009, Premio Mondo 2010.
Born in Milano in 1978. Musician and sound designer active since years in the experimental felds. He has performed live in Europe, North America, Russia and Japan and his albums had been released by labels such as Where To Now?, Boomkat Editions, Shelter Press, Room40, Students of Decay, Die Schachtel, Entr’acte, Senufo Editions, Holidays Records, Anticipate, Preservation. He is currently working with Giuseppe Ielasi with whom he formed the project entitled Bellows.
Since May 2015 he is one of the founder and curators at Standards, an experimental sound research gallery located in Milano, in 2016 he founded Frequente, an art organization based in Milano devoted to sound art and experimental performances.
He is a founder member of NeitherSound, a Milan based company active in design and sound productions for exhibitions, performing arts and movies.
He’s currently working as live sound director and sound technician with Romeo Castellucci–Socìetas and with Silvia Costa as musician and sound designer.
His last album “Continental” has been released by Students of Decay in July 2019.