‘Voyage Entre Deux II: Lettre à Guz (Journey Between Two II: Letter to Guz),’ 2015–2020 Dorine Mokha

Here Mokha departs from an open letter written to the perpetrator and accomplices of one of the attempted rapes of which he has been the victim. It is a searingly direct testimony that deals with a taboo subject in Congolese society and confronts the silence and complicity that stigmatization carries with it. “But who is Guz? Where is he? Where to find strength to face his gaze? To talk about him or talk to him? Or even write to him? What do I need to heal and move forward? Maybe I just need a space to invest, my body, some papers, a pen, silence struck by percussion. But also dance, just dance, again dance, more dance… and a letter to Guz.”

 

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10/11 2020
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Dorine Mokha
Voyage Entre Deux II: Lettre à Guz (Journey Between Two II: Letter to Guz), 2015–2020
Single-channel video, color, sound, second chapter of film in four chapters
20 min 38 sec
A Film by Dorine Mokha | With Merveil Mukadi, Guellor Kasongo, Patou Kayembe, Franck Moka, and Dorine Mokha | Images and Video Editing Joseph Kasau (Lubumbashi, 2018 and 2020) | Additional Image Krystel Hamuli (Maputo, 2015) | Choreography, Text and Sound | Editing Dorine Mokha | Music by Dorine Mokha and Franck Moka, Performed by Patou Kayembe and Guellor Kasongo (Drums), Merveil Mukadi (Guitar), Franck Moka (Synthesizer, voice), and Dorine Mokha (Voice) | Assistants Production Clark Hanko and Judith Kalanga (in Lubumbashi)
Produced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and ART’gument Project, Lubumbashi; in collaboration with Studio Kabako, Kisangani, and Centre d’Art Waza, Lubumbashi; with support of NidjeKonnexion, Lubumbashi
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) for st_age
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