‘MIRANDA’ A solo show by Monia Ben Hamouda,
curated by PANE project

Flashing lights. When silence becomes unbearable because it enhances the sound sensation, I woke up, not without difficulties, in these open valleys with a free airflow which are sufficiently sheltered from strong west and north winds. 
Blinded by a dazzling sun, I carry my hands near to my eyes, then close them to darken this bright light. I open them again. The ground, strewn with blue gentians which descend several meters is breathtaking. ‘- Is it real?’ I try, with some delicacy, to pick one of them to smell the exquisite elixir of its perfume. 
Love. I remember this feeling; to love and to be loved. Also, the one who drives us to transcend ourselves through desire. Sweet passion: intense and pure, floating in an air balloon filled with a transparent liquid. Then, everything suddenly vanishes.
I repeat myself again. ‘- Everything suddenly vanishes.’ And I said ‘- Hello darkness, my old threat’. The stab wounds is like a reminder that love’s dart. ‘- Why does it torment?’ 
This long path is a duel with our arch-nemesis. Delusive and hurtful. Common to all; at every age, nothing escapes this all-destructive rage. 
I choose to pursuit my way from abyss into abyss; ‘- My mind over her dead matter.’ 
To imbibe the unknown and absorb the power of mystery. Gathering misdeeds and zests. Dull.

Text by Noëmi Merca

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath),detail, 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath),detail, 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda, Survive,
Adapt and Protect (You’ll Never be Missed), 2017
Plastic band, clay, silicone, water, Michele Gabriele’s ‘The Missing Link’

Monia Ben Hamouda, Survive,
Adapt and Protect (You’ll Never be Missed), 2017
Plastic band, clay, silicone, water, Michele Gabriele’s ‘The Missing Link’

Monia Ben Hamouda, Survive,
Adapt and Protect (You’ll Never be Missed), detail, 2017
Plastic band, clay, silicone, water, Michele Gabriele’s ‘The Missing Link’

Nicole Colombo,
What I think of Miranda, dedicated text, 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
I’m Just Trying to Love You (Racoon), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath), 2017 + Survive, Adapt and Protect (You’ll Never be Missed), 2017
Plastic band, clay, silicone, water, Michele Gabriele’s ‘The Missing Link

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Survive, Adapt and Protect (Just Breath), 2017 + Survive, Adapt and Protect (You’ll Never be Missed), 2017
Plastic band, clay, silicone, water, Michele Gabriele’s ‘The Missing Link

Monia Ben Hamouda,
I’m Just Trying to be Pretty II (Racoon), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
I’m Just Trying to be Pretty II (Racoon), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Shark. Meat. Demand. Increases, 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Shark. Meat. Demand. Increases, 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Shark. Meat. Demand. Increases, detail 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Shark. Meat. Demand. Increases, detail, 2017
Vacuum Bag, water, cables, silicone, quail egg shells, hairs, Lucia Leuci’s ‘Bad mothers, creole kids

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Shark. Meat. Demand. Increases, detail, 2017
Vacuum Bag, water, cables, silicone, quail egg shells, hairs, Lucia Leuci’s ‘Bad mothers, creole kids

Monia Ben Hamouda,
I’m Just Trying to be Pretty III (Racoon), 2017

Installation view
“MIRANDA”curated by PANE project

Installation view
“MIRANDA”curated by PANE project

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Nur Xyderiv (Go Flex), 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda,
Nur Xyderiv (Go Flex), 2017

PANE is a kind of food full of calories and it comes in several types according to your tastes and urgencies, always with carbs. Now, it seems to exists a low-carb version of it, but the difference is not remarkable. It is like a fake one. What is bread without carbohydrates?
There are many kinds of bread, I like the one with 00 flour. But they say it is bad for health. So how can the carbohydrates be eliminated? Does a machine for that exist? I want to see it. I want to see what is inside it, proteins instead of air I guess.
PANE is bread, PANE is primary, PANE feeds, PANE crumbles, PANE is an artist project run by Lucia Leuci in Milan.
MIRANDA
A solo show by Monia Ben Hamouda

curated by PANE project

@Macelleria Antonio Miranda
via Ciro Menotti, 35 – 20129 Milan
Opening: Tuesday 14th
March 2016 h. 18,30 – 21,30 14th-21st March 2017
on appointment only (closed on Sunday and Monday)