Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Muna Mussie

Curva Cieca

Belgian premiere
Italian & Tigrinya spoken, English subtitles
Duration: 40 minutes
Location: Budascoop zaal 1
Tickets: €10 | €6 (-26/artists & professionals) | CUBO | UiTPAS


When I close my eyes and I try to define my image, what do I see?

The subject is always located in the world and its body is the situation.
I am the Subject for myself and the Object for others. […]
When I close my eyes and I try to define my image, what do I see?
A blind mirror, an absence.
Nobody owns its own image because a correlation is implied.
All that is immediate – my body, my image – is distant from me.

In Curva Cieca Muna Mussie works with Filmon Yemane, an Eritrean boy currently living in Bologna and blind from the age of 12. Their performance deals with the discovery of Muna’s mother tongue through a dialogue made of words, signs and changes of meaning. Led by Filmon’s voice, we listen to Tigrinya lessons supported by images from an old spelling-book. The artist’s body overlaps with the sinuous lines of the alphabet, suggesting a dynamic mimesis. Curva Cieca creates an intimate landscape through a didactic format, a biographical narration inspires philosophical reflections and quenches the presence’s thirst.

This project is part of the European programme apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Muna Mussie (1978, ER/IT) Eritrean artist based in Bologna, investigates the performing arts and the scenic languages to give shape to the tension that arises between different expressive poles, through gesture, vision and word. Her recent productions, including the installation and performance Milite Ignoto (Unknown Soldier) (2015), the performances Oasi (Oasis) (2018), Curva (Curve) (2019), Curva Cieca (Blind Curve) (2021), and PF DJ (2021), investigate ghostly apparitions and minor history.


Filmon Yemane (1995, ER/IT), 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.

Play dates

  • Muna Mussie: Curva Cieca
  • Muna Mussie: Curva Cieca
  • Muna Mussie: Curva Cieca

CONCEPT Muna Mussie / WITH Muna Mussie and the words of Filmon Yemane / VIDEO EDITING Lino Greco / PRODUCTION Short Theatre, Zonak, Santarcangelo Festival 2021, SpazioKor, Teatro di Roma, support Xing

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