Milite Ignoto

Muna Mussie2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01



What connects Milite Ignoto to Milite Ogbazghi (my grandmother) beyond the name that unites them I do not know. I know it was a surprise to discover that Milite in my mother language, tigrino, means Mary and that Mary is the name of the woman who was assigned the task of choosing, in the first post-war, the coffin containing one of the many fallen anonymous bodies in war that would have represented and honored them in time, or the Unknown Soldier (Milite Ignoto). Coincidences often appear as epiphanies to indicate viable ways or to shed light on already known paths. This is why I have played out a series of studies that investigate further links or discrepancies between different subjects. Unknown Soldier evolves through an interview (possible-impossible) that mimics the nature of coincidence: a phenomenon that tends to undermine the certainties of rational thought based on established truths and to open gaps on more emotional levels, bearers of subjective, arbitrary and therefore short-circuited truths.

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  • Title: Milite Ignoto
  • Creator: Muna Mussie
  • Date: 2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • working and living place of the artist: Bruxelles and Bologna
  • Provenance: Courtesy the artist
  • Type: Performance
  • External Link: http://www.munamussie.com/
  • Medium: video, 49:40 min.; performance