In the haunting darkness of the basement of an old palazzo in the center of Bologna, AkaB opens the doors to the pages of Monarch (#logosedizioni) creating a narrative-psychological atmosphere.
Voices, images, darkness and dankness will be components in this experience; an experience not recommended for claustrophobics or those afraid of the dark.
Somewhere over the rainbow
way up high
there’s a land that I heard of
once in a lullaby”
After the showing the guests (max 32 people on the evenings of Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of November, reservations required) can go up to the light of Maison 22 to talk to the artist and watch a reversal film.
Monarch (#logosedizioni) is the name of a butterfly that makes long migrations over diverse generations, but it is also a method for studying psychological behavior by secret service agencies and exerting control over people in this way. Through terrible visions of horror and physical torture AkAB wakes us to deep human dynamics, accompanying us on a journey from which one cannot be but changed. A book like a palindrome, with two different readings, that looks into the opposing and complimentary nature of words and drawings, between victim and executioner.
30 ways of becoming a slave.
30 ways of returning to freedom.