Mia cara, 2021

2 channels audio track, 2’25’’

In Mia Cara, a woman’s voice feverishly repeats phrases of subtraction from the gaze: “Stop looking at me” and “I don’t want to see you anymore.” The two sentences chase each other and converge, crossing the room and claiming space between opacity and invisibility. The litany repeats itself, accelerates and slows down, and invokes the refusal of being transformed into an image. The woman’s voices claim the autonomous production of their own identity in a perpetual dance between visualization and oblivion.

Voice: Silvia Valsesia