I – Kalunga Unspoken

Kalunga Unspoken – Reflects on the notion of being and belonging throughout the Black Atlantic history. The perspective of the word and the image as a places of speech  guide us into a synesthetic experience of vision, sound, text and movement; which involves our senses, awareness and openness, to just be there, becoming. It is a journey in a nomadic state where our body-memory selects events in the past, present and future, without hierarchy, without order. 

Is part of the trilogy of Kalunga pieces which explores the meanings of the word Kalunga in the Bakongo Cosmogram (Dikenga). Kalunga is a word from the Bantu languages (an ethno-linguistic group located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa) which means the sea, as well as the burial grounds.

Performance by Luanda Carneiro Jacoel

Music/Sound Installation: Åsmund Kaupang

Video/Images: Azul Lima

Text by Sueli Carneiro, extracts from her doctoral thesis: “The Construction of the Other as a Non-Being, as a Foundation for the Being” (original title: “A Construção do outro como não ser como Fundamento do Ser”

Unspoken text
photo: Azul Lima