At the centre of the world there is a fiction, a story as a hole to let the future in.
N.E.S.H.A.A.'s story is a curse poem, it seeps through the cracks and layers of concrete, earth and water and fills the air. The poem curses and urges you to wander around the created landscape and let the words resonate further. It asks to be repeated.A CURSE POEM is an immersive and performative installation in which movement, language and landscape come together.
Not Every Ship Has An Author (N.E.S.H.A.A.) is a collaboration between artists Femke Gyselinck, Melissa Mabesoone and Peter Aers. In the context of A CURSE POEM, they align their practices, thereby straddling the borders of performance, installation and poetry. During the creation process, more researchers, artists, poets and storytellers from the past and present were involved and sources were shared.
A CURSE POEM was created with : Peter Aers, Femke Gyselinck, Melissa Mabesoone, Obiozo Ukpabi, Bart Capelle, 019, Lore Smolders, Eimi Leggett, Laureline Pattyn, Famke Dhont, Anaïs Chabeur, Benjamin Dousselaere and Tim Depraetere.
A CURSE POEM is a collaboration with: Building Conversation and is supported by arts centres Vooruit, KAAP, BUDA, workspacebrussels, the Østfold Internasjonale Teater and the Flemish Community.
N.E.S.H.A. A. is grateful for the input of : Alexis Wright, Johanna Hedva, Kobe Matthys, and everyone who contributed to the audiostories on the website.