MI NOUJAN is an ongoing live Installation performance piece as part of First Thursday, by Akissi

Mi Nouan’ is roughly translated as ‘my mouth, my voice’ in Baoule. Conceptually, the ongoing work deals with the notion of a placenta and how it contributes to the voice expressed: the self- regulated anger and turmoil my body and mind is subjected to. Considering the placenta as a necessary linkage to ‘birth’, what is filtered through from the resources of a metaphorical mother? Grasping at loose ends; sifting through memory and fact.

When we are expelled by one space we are swallowed by another and are inevitably coated in layers of voice and expectation.